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EDC2300 Assessment Practices for Secondary

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


Pre-requisite: ESP1200 or EDC1400 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BSED


Assessment and reporting are an integral part of the teaching and learning process. The fundamental purpose of assessment and reporting is to improve student learning at the system, school and classroom levels. Pre-service teachers must develop and apply a range of assessment strategies to diagnose learning needs, comply with curriculum requirements and support student learning. Educators are required to continually assess and make consistent judgements about the quality of student learning based on evidence presented in student work. Pre-service teachers need to develop an appreciation of the role of moderation in achieving consistent and comparable judgements. Pre-service teachers must learn how to use data collected through assessment to determine what students know, understand and can do, which in turn facilitates development of future strategies for teaching and learning. Pre-service teachers need to understand the purpose of timely and appropriate feedback to students and other stakeholders about their learning.

Pre-service teachers will develop an understanding of the purpose of undertaking assessment as an integral part of the learning process. In this course pre-service teachers will learn about authentic assessment strategies and the necessity of alignment between curriculum, learning, assessment and reporting. Pre-service teachers will learn to provide relevant and targeted feedback to a range of stakeholders, through analysis and interpretation of student data. They will participate in moderation processes and work collegially to inform future learning directions and improve assessment practices. This course builds on curriculum and pedagogy knowledge gained from completing first year courses and professional experience.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023