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Economics 2010 Assessment program audit tool

Assessment program audit tool

For Authority subjects

Economics 2010 Assessment program audit tool

The audit tool enables schools to compare their assessment program with minimum syllabus requirements and to consider amending their program

Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority

November 2014

Page 2 of 5

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Economics 2010

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 four instruments and a maximum of six instruments demonstrating a range of techniques including:

each dimension being assessed at least three times

one research assessment written

two supervised written assessments:

a short response prose

and

an extended written response to stimulus with an unseen question.

Syllabus, p. 28

School assessment program

1.

Assessment categories

Research assessment

Dimensions assessed:

Knowledge and understanding

Investigation

Synthesis and evaluation.

Instruments must allow students to produce a response based on research practices.

Types and conditions:

analytical exposition, essay, 10001500 words

report, 10001500 words (data analysis, discussion, recommendations, conclusions)

spoken 45 minutes and supporting documentation

multimodal presentation 57 minutes and supporting documentation

folio, 10001500 words (data analysis, discussion and conclusions)

Syllabus, pp. 2628

2.

Supervised written assessment

Extended written response

Dimensions assessed:

Knowledge and understanding

Investigation

Synthesis and evaluation.

Instruments must allow students to produce an essay response requiring sustained analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

Forms:

persuasive

analytical

argumentative.

Conditions:

600800 words

recommended time 1.52 hours

Syllabus, pp. 2425

3.

Short response prose

Dimensions assessed:

Knowledge and understanding

Investigation.

Conditions:

50250 words

stimuli/questions unseen

full sentences for ideas to be maintained, developed and justified.

Syllabus, pp. 2425

4.

Short response other (includes practical exercise and calculations)

Dimensions assessed:

Knowledge and understanding

Investigation.

Conditions:

50250 words (applies to the prose)

stimuli/questions unseen.

Syllabus, pp. 2425

Post-verification requirements

One assessment instrument from the following:

Research assessment

Supervised written assessment (extended written response).

Must assess:

Investigation

Synthesis and evaluation.

May assess:

Knowledge and understanding.

As above

Syllabus, p. 28

Assessment program audit tool

Economics 2010

Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority

November 2014

Page 5 of 5

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@qcaa.edu.qld.au or phone (07) 3864 0375.

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