Schools develop and submit summative internal assessment instruments for General and General (Extension) subjects and Essential English and Essential Mathematics using the Endorsement application in the QCAA Portal.
Schools will find the following video presentation useful to view before developing assessment instruments for endorsement.
The Endorsement application will appear as a tile for QCAA Portal users assigned an Endorsement application role. The roles are as follows.
Function of the role
Creates assessment instruments for their subject/s
Note: The QCAA has pre-assigned the Editor role to teachers who have a QCAA Portal account.
Checks the assessment instruments created
Heads of Department / Curriculum Leaders / Subject Leaders
Finalises the assessment instruments for all subjects and submits them for endorsement
Access Management Organisation Administrators in schools should assign the relevant Endorsement application role to appropriate staff via the Access Management application.
Further resources are available:
- Sample assessments (for teachers and schools to use as a guide) — in Syllabus application > Resources section. Note that these QCAA-developed assessments are not confidential, and cannot be submitted by schools for endorsement.
- Endorsement application user guides — in Endorsement application > Help section.
- Answers to frequently asked questions about using the Endorsement application — in Endorsement application > Help section and Endorsement FAQs webpage.
Finding out more
Information about endorsement is available in Section 9.5 of the QCE and QCIA policy and procedures handbook.
For help accessing the Endorsement application, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 3864 0299.
For questions about endorsement and/or using the Endorsement application, email email@example.com or phone (07) 3864 0375.
For subject-specific questions about endorsement and/or using the Endorsement application, contact the relevant learning area.