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To support the introduction of external assessment, QCAA is conducting trials in a range of subjects.

This will give schools and students the opportunity to become familiar with the use of subject-based external assessments, and enable the QCAA to evaluate the effectiveness of its processes.

The trial assessments are:

  • developed in close consultation with subject experts drawn from schools, subject associations and universities
  • aligned to the existing syllabus and designed as an alternative to a task already being undertaken at participating schools
  • administered under secure conditions, and graded externally.

2017 trial

SubjectDateSession
English 30 May 2017 Morning
Japanese 31 May 2017 Morning
French 31 May 2017 Afternoon
Mathematics B 1 June 2017 Morning
Physical Education 2 June 2017 Morning
Visual Art 2 June 2017 Afternoon
Morning commences: 8:50 am - 9:20 am
Afternoon commences: 12:00 noon - 12:30 pm

Participating schools

The schools participating in the trial were selected following an expression of interest process in late 2016.

Results and reporting

Schools will be provided with details of individual student achievement at the conclusion of the trial. Cohort analysis will also be provided once all student results have been confirmed.

As the trial involves Year 11 formative assessments, there will be no impact on a student’s Year 12 exit result in the subject.

2016 trial

Last updated: 12 January 2017

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