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Geography 2007 Assessment program audit tool

Assessment program audit tool

For Authority subjects

Geography 2007 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

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Geography 2007

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 five instruments and a maximum of eight instruments

Must demonstrate a range of techniques including:

at least one instrument based on or requiring the use of ICTs/spatial technologies

short response tests to all units studied

a practical exercise completed under test conditions

a stimulus response essay

report writing based on primary data

each criterion assessed a minimum of three times

each criterion assessed once in Term 4.

Syllabus, p. 75

School assessment program

1.

Assessment categories

Short-response tests

Must assess:

Knowledge.

For all units studied.

Include some of the following:

paragraph responses

sentence responses

drawing, labelling, explaining diagrams

recalling spatial information

discerning multiple choice.

Conditions:

completed under test conditions.

Syllabus, p. 68

2.

Practical exercise

May assess:

Analytical processes

Decision-making processes

Research and communication.

Instruments for this technique have four components. The communication criterion only applies to the manipulation and presentation of data.

Conditions:

completed under test conditions.

Syllabus, p. 69

3.

Stimulus response essay

May assess:

Analytical processes

Decision-making processes

Research and communication.

These essays are responses to a question or series of questions.

Conditions:

approximately 600 words.

Syllabus, p. 69

4.

Report

Must assess:

Analytical processes

Decision-making processes

Research and communication.

This technique requires an individual response to an investigation based on primary sources.

Conditions:

8001000 words.

Syllabus, pp. 6970

5.

Data response test

May assess:

Analytical processes

Decision-making processes.

Instruments include a range of data.

Conditions:

paragraphs 100150 words

extended paragraphs 200 words.

Syllabus, p. 69

6.

Non-written responses

May assess:

Analytical processes

Decision-making processes

Research and communication.

Instruments must allow students to produce a response that is an analytical, persuasive, and/or augmentative exposition.

Conditions:

810 minutes

Syllabus, p. 70

7.

Post-verification requirements

Subsequent summative assessment

From the above list, must assess:

Knowledge

Analytical processes

Decision-making processes

Research and communication.

As above.

Syllabus, p.71

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

Assessment program audit tool

Geography 2007

Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority

November 2014

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