Redeveloping and revising senior syllabuses
QCAA is redeveloping and revising senior syllabuses to support the introduction of Queensland’s new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems.
The redevelopment process for General (currently called Authority) subjects involves publishing three drafts online for feedback with refinements made after each response period.
See the syllabuses currently available for reviewing and feedback.
Training and professional learning
QCAA will provide training, professional learning, and consultation opportunities for teachers and schools to understand and operate in the new system. This includes training teachers who wish to join the supporting workforce of assessment experts.
Available opportunities will be listed on Training and professional learning for the new QCE.
To establish the feasibility of online Confirmation, the QCAA will trial a new approach to the Monitoring process in 2018 for schools in the Brisbane-Ipswich and Wide Bay districts that offer:
- Mathematics B.
Because Dance is a small candidature subject, the Brisbane-Ipswich district also captures Toowoomba schools.
Schools in these districts will submit electronic copies of the monitoring submission for review instead of the customary hard copies. Panellists will then review and comment on these submissions using an online platform. All other aspects of the Monitoring process will stay the same.
Feedback by teachers and panellists in the trial will make an important contribution to the final shape of Confirmation in the new Queensland Certificate of Education system.
Monitoring is a key part of current quality assurance processes for school-based assessment in senior schooling. It involves schools sending representative folios of Year 11 student work to district review panels. The panels look at how well schools are implementing the syllabuses and making level of achievement decisions.
To keep up to date up with the transition to the new system, subscribe to new senior assessment system updates - a regular email highlighting developments and opportunities for participation.