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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?

Reporting against the Tasmanian Curriculum Framework from 2008 is based on teacher assessments quality assured through participation in a State wide Moderation process. The process assures consistency of judgement in the determination of standards. In addition school level moderation processes are in place so that student assessments are based on appropriate teacher collaboration. Assessment is based on the principles described in each of the Curriculum syllabus documents.

How is this assessment reported?

Assessment is subject to a transition plan to ‘full’ Tasmanian Curriculum Framework assessment and reporting in 2008-9. For State schools a software application, SARIS (Student Assessing and Reporting Information System) provides a standard reporting system for schools.

At the end of Year 10 reports will contain assessments against the subjects under the Tasmanian Curriculum Framework from 2008. Curriculum areas with moderated assessment and assessment against state standards are: English-literacy; Mathematics-numeracy; Science; Society and History; Arts; Health and Wellbeing. Assessment of Vocational & Applied Learning will be by comment based on teacher judgement and/or an appropriate assessment alternative that matches the specific learning program. ICT will be assessed by a skills check at year 10. Secondary Languages other than English (LOTE) will continue to be assessed using the language proficiency outcomes.

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

The Office of Educational Review manages processes on behalf of the State.

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

The Year 10 Certificate of Participation.

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

Be enrolled in a school participating in the processes determined by Education Performance Services for the issue of the Year 10 Certificate of Participation.

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