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Year 4 Science sample assessment - Being a soil scientist (2012 QCAT)

Image source: USA 2008-244 (Badlands National Park) by David Ooms / CC BY 2.0

Being a soil scientist (2012 QCAT)


QCAT s are authentic, performance-based assessments aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

Please note the Guide to making judgments was based on the 2012 draft learning area standards descriptors and is not directly aligned to the standards elaborations.

QCAT package (secure access)

Each QCAT package contains Teacher guidelines, a Student booklet and A–E sample responses. The Guide to making judgments is included on the back page of each of these booklets.

The complete 2012 QCAT package is available only from the secure section of the QCAA website. If you do not have a BIC (Brief identification code) and password to login, contact

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