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Queensland Comparable Assessment Tasks (QCATs 2009-2012)

The QCATs were introduced in 2009 under the Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework. They were annual standards-based assessments in English, Mathematics and Science that:

  • engaged students in Years 4, 6 and 9 in assessment tasks that value higher order thinking skills

  • provided evidence of students' understanding and skills in relation to the Australian Curriculum content descriptions and achievement standards

  • supported teachers in making consistent judgments about students' work using moderation processes

  • provided teachers with information about student achievement with a focus for future teaching and learning.

The final year that QCATs were administered was 30 June 2012.

QCATs assessments

The 2012 QCAT packages can be found in the Australian Curriculum section:

Further information

The 2009-11 Queensland Comparable Assessment Tasks (QCATs) aligned to the Queensland Essential Learnings and Standards have been moved to the QCATs archives:

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