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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

Quality Assessment Practices

The following Assessment for Learning Principles provide the criteria for judging the quality of assessment materials and practices.

Assessment for learning:

emphasises the interactions between learning and manageable assessment strategies that promote learning

In practice, this means:

teachers reflect on the purposes of assessment and on their assessment strategies

assessment activities allow for demonstration of learning outcomes

assessment is embedded in learning activities and informs the planning of future learning activities

teachers use assessment to identify what a student can already do.

clearly expresses for the student and teacher the goals of the learning activity

In practice, this means:

students understand the learning goals and the criteria that will be applied to judge the quality of their achievement

students receive feedback that helps them make further progress.

reflects a view of learning in which assessment helps students learn better, rather than just achieve a better mark

In practice, this means:

teachers use tasks that assess, and therefore encourage, deeper learning

feedback is given in a way that motivates the learner and helps students to understand that mistakes are a part of learning and can lead to improvement

assessment is an integral component of the teaching-learning process rather than being a separate activity.

provides ways for students to use feedback from assessment

In practice, this means:

feedback is directed to the achievement of standards and away from comparisons with peers

feedback is clear and constructive about strengths and weaknesses

feedback is individualised and linked to opportunities for improvement.

helps students take responsibility for their own learning

In practice, this means:

assessment includes strategies for self-assessment and peer assessment emphasising the next steps needed for further learning.

is inclusive of all learners

In practice, this means:

assessment against standards provides opportunities for all learners to achieve their best

assessment activities are free of bias.


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