6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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This unit further develops students' understanding of assessment and evaluation and their relationship to curriculum, and how this informs their planning for learning and their practice. Students build their capacity to apply their knowledge of assessment strategies including informal and formal, diagnostic (including the use and analysis of multiple forms data), formative and summative approaches, and assessment moderation and its application to assessing and improving student learning in varied contexts. They learn how to provide feedback and report to students and parents using accurate and reliable records of student achievement, using data to determine and justify their statements.
Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
- understand the key principles of curriculum theory, assessment and evaluation
- develop and apply assessment practices within and across learning areas and subjects in local and national curriculum
- demonstrate understanding of assessment strategies including informal and formal, diagnostic (including the use and analysis of multiple forms data), formative and summative approaches, as well as the principles of assessment moderation and its application to assessing student learning
- demonstrate broad knowledge of assessment and evaluation strategies that can be used to evaluate teaching programs to improve student learning
- demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of providing timely and appropriate feedback and reporting to students and parents using accurate and reliable records of student achievement.
Assessment task design using student data (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Assessment and evaluation of integrated curriculum (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- 2 contact hours per week including lectures, tutorials and online activities
- Additional requirements:
- independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week
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