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Geography 2007 Assessment program audit toolAssessment program audit toolFor Authority subjectsGeography 2007 Assessment program audit toolThe audit tool enables schools to compare their assessment program with minimum syllabus requirements and to consider amending their programQueensland Curriculum & Assessment AuthorityNovember 2014 Page 2 of 414822 Geography 2007The 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, genreSchool assessment instruments (including objectives and dimensions assessed)Conditions in school work programVariationsRefer to syllabus verification and post-verification requirementsRefer to the syllabus assessment sectionRefer to the schools approved work programRefer to the schools approved work programHow 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 technologiesshort response tests to all units studieda practical exercise completed under test conditionsa stimulus response essayreport writing based on primary dataeach criterion assessed a minimum of three timeseach criterion assessed once in Term 4.Syllabus, p. 75School assessment program1. Assessment categoriesShort-response testsMust assess:Knowledge.For all units studied.Include some of the following:paragraph responsessentence responsesdrawing, labelling, explaining diagramsrecalling spatial informationdiscerning multiple choice.Conditions:completed under test conditions.Syllabus, p. 682. Practical exerciseMay assess:Analytical processesDecision-making processesResearch 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. 693. Stimulus response essayMay assess:Analytical processesDecision-making processesResearch and communication. These essays are responses to a question or series of questions.Conditions:approximately 600 words.Syllabus, p. 694. ReportMust assess:Analytical processesDecision-making processesResearch and communication. This technique requires an individual response to an investigation based on primary sources.Conditions:8001000 words. Syllabus, pp. 69705. Data response testMay assess:Analytical processesDecision-making processes.Instruments include a range of data.Conditions:paragraphs 100150 wordsextended paragraphs 200 words.Syllabus, p. 696. Non-written responsesMay assess:Analytical processesDecision-making processesResearch and communication.Instruments must allow students to produce a response that is an analytical, persuasive, and/or augmentative exposition.Conditions:810 minutesSyllabus, p. 707. Post-verification requirementsSubsequent summative assessment From the above list, must assess:KnowledgeAnalytical processesDecision-making processesResearch and communication.As above.Syllabus, p.71Summary 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 informationPlease email qau@qcaa.qld.edu.au or phone (07) 3864 0375. Assessment program audit toolGeography 2007Queensland Curriculum & Assessment AuthorityNovember 2014 Page 4 of 4

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