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These four short videos outline the purpose and use of the Australian Curriculum standards elaborations. Transcripts and further information about each video is located below them.

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Standards elaborations video playlist

 

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Using the standards elaborations to assist in developing an assessment program

This short video outlines using the standards elaborations to assist in developing an assessment program. The standards elaborations can assist in developing an assessment program that:

  • guides and supports targeted teaching and learning
  • ensures students have opportunities to demonstrate the depth and breadth of their learning in all aspects of the achievement standard
  • provides regular feedback to students about how they can improve their learning
  • clarifies future teaching and learning needs
  • ensures teachers have sufficient evidence of learning to make defensible on-balance judgments about the quality of students' work against the standard.

Developing task-specific standards

This short video outlines using the standards elaborations to develop task specific standards which assist in making judgments about the evidence in student work. Task-specific standards give teachers:

  • a tool for directly matching the evidence of learning in the student response to the standards
  • a focal point for discussing student responses
  • a tool to help provide feedback to students.

Making an on-balance judgment on an individual assessment

This short video outlines making an on-balance judgment on an individual assessment. When making judgments about the evidence in student responses to a task (an individual assessment) teachers use task-specific standards that highlight the valued features that are being targeted and the qualities that will inform the overall judgment. The development of task-specific standards can be informed by the Queensland standard elaborations of the Australian Curriculum achievement standards. Task-specific standards give teachers:

  • a tool for directly matching the evidence of learning in the student response to the standards
  • a focal point for discussing student responses
  • a tool to help provide feedback to students.

Making an on-balance judgment on a folio of student work

This short video outlines making an on-balance judgment on a folio of student work. Teachers make an on-balance judgment (informed by the evidence in the assessment folio) to award an overall level of achievement in the learning area or subject at the end of a reporting period.

Reports reflect judgments about the quality of student learning based on evidence collected over time against the achievement standard.

The standards elaborations provide teachers with a tool for making consistent and comparable judgments about how well, on a five-point scale, students have demonstrated what they know, understand and can do.


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