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English Extension 2011 Assessment program audit tool

Assessment program audit tool

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English Extension 2011 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

July 2014

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r1509 Rebranded July 2014

English Extension 2011

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

Responses to the three required assessment instruments, including:

Reading and defence

Complex transformation and its defence

Exploration and evaluation.

In the verification folio, there must be evidence that the dimensions and objectives have been assessed.

Assessment categoriesExtended response:Reading and defence (written)

Must assess relevant objectives from:

Understanding and interpreting

Applying and analysing

Evaluating and synthesising.

Conditions:

length of response: 10001500 words

students must have prior notice of task

students must have access to material and human resources.

Syllabus, section 4.6

School assessment program

1.

Assessment categoriesExtended response:Complex transformation (written or multimodal) and its defence (spoken/signed)

Must assess relevant objectives from:

Understanding and interpreting

Applying and analysing

Evaluating and synthesising.

Conditions:

length of response for complex transformation:

written: 100800 words

multimodal: 35 minutes

length of response for defence:

spoken/signed: 810 minutes

students must have prior notice of task

students must have access to material and human resources.

Syllabus, section 4.6.

2.

Assessment categoriesExtended response:Exploration and evaluation investigation of a focus question (written)

Must assess relevant objectives from:

Understanding and interpreting

Applying and analysing

Evaluating and synthesising.

Conditions:

length of response: 25003000 words

students must have prior notice of task

3.

students must have access to material and human resources.

Syllabus, section 4.6.

4.

Post-verification requirements

Syllabus does not require post-verification assessment.

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.

Assessment program audit tool

English Extension 2011

Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority

July 2014

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