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Assessing and Reporting Student Achievement

Assessing and Reporting Student Achievement

What assessment methods are used for the award or documentation issued to Year 10 students in each state or territory?
How is this assessment reported?
Who is the certifying authority at the completion of Year 10 in each state?
What is the award or documentation that is issued on completion of Year 10 by the certification body in each state or Territory?
What must students do to be eligible for the award or documentation issued on completion of Year 10 in each state or Territory?

What assessment methods are used for the award or documentation issued to Year 10 students in each state or territory?

South Australia uses school-based assessment and encourages a wide range of assessment techniques to support the learning of its diverse range of learners.

Assessment can be characterised by the purpose of the assessment. It can be formative, summative and be done for self evaluation. Each can be organised into five key general classroom assessment strategies of 1 Shared Learning Expectations, 2 Questioning, 3 Feedback, 4 Self Assessment, and 5 Peer Assessment

How is this assessment reported?

An Assessment and Reporting Operational Guidelines for DECS schools has been developed.

As with other year levels, Year 10 reporting follows these guidelines whereby grades are based on 5 achievement levels: A – E achievement levels for year 8–10 The achievement levels are referenced against SACSA outcomes and standards. The following information must appear on all student reports.

  1. Excellent achievement beyond what is expected
  2. Good achievement of what is expected at this year level,
  3. Satisfactory achievement of what is expected at this year
  4. Partial achievement of what is expected at this year level
  5. Minimal achievement of what is expected at this year level

Special provisions are made in the guidelines for small schools, students with disabilities, English as a Second Language students, and Reception classes. Schools have the option of reporting students achievement using the centrally managed SACSA Achievement System (SAS) software.

Who is the certifying authority at the completion of Year 10 in each state?

There is no certificate issued at the completion of Year 10 in South Australia. The schooling sectors are responsible for curriculum for Year 10, although some Year 10 learners may have opportunities to complete one or two units of the SACE during Year 10.

What is the award or documentation that is issued on completion of Year 10 by the certification body in each state or territory?

There is no award issued on completion of Year 10 in South Australia. The schools provide any documentation of record of achievement.

What must students do to be eligible for the award or documentation issued on completion of Year 10 in each state or territory?

This is not applicable in South Australia. There is no award issued on completion of Year 10.

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