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Assessment program audit tool - Latin 2008

Assessment program audit tool For Authority subjects

4|Assessment program audit toolLatin 2008

Queensland Studies AuthorityJune 2014|3

Latin 2008

The purpose of this audit tool is to enable schools to compare the requirements of their assessment program with the minimum assessment requirements of the syllabus, and to subsequently consider possible amendments to their school work program.

Assessment instruments required in Year 12 (including objectives and dimensions assessed)

Conditions required by the syllabus, e.g. word length, time, genre

School assessment instruments (including objectives and dimensions assessed)

Conditions in school work program

Variations

Refer to syllabus verification and post-verification requirements

Refer to the syllabus assessment section

Refer to the schools approved work program

Refer to the schools approved work program

How does the schools assessment program differ from syllabus requirements?

Verification requirements

Minimum of seven and a maximum of eight instruments demonstrating a variety of techniques over a range of topics, including:

three written translations of continuous passages of Latin into English conducted under supervised conditions, at least one unseen

three reading comprehension tests (one unseen)

one research assignment.

Syllabus, p. 37

School assessment program

1.

Assessment categories

Reading comprehension tests

General objectives assessed:

Language knowledge and application

Complex reasoning

Instruments require students to read and understand continuous passages of authentic Latin by a variety of authors.

Conditions:

seen and unseen

Syllabus, pp. 28, 37

2.

Written translation tests

General objectives assessed:

Language knowledge and application

Complex reasoning

Communication skills

Instruments must allow students to translate continuous passages of Latin into English

Conditions:

supervised

seen and unseen

Syllabus, pp. 29, 37

3.

Short response tests

General objectives assessed:

Language knowledge and application

Communication skills

Syllabus, p. 29

4.

Research assignment

General objectives assessed:

Complex reasoning

Communication skills

Syllabus, p. 29

5.

Oral and multimedia presentations

General objectives assessed:

Complex reasoning

Communication skills

Syllabus, p. 29

6.

7.

Post-verification requirements

One assessment instrument, which may be either a translation or a reading comprehension

Conditions as above, relevant to the technique chosen

Syllabus, p. 37

Summary

Where the schools assessment plan differs from the minimum syllabus requirements, consider:

are these choices the most effective way to gather information about student learning?

what is the rationale behind these school decisions?

what changes could be made to the schools work program?

More information

Please email qau@qsa.qld.edu.au or phone (07) 3864 0375.

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