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Legal Studies 2007 Assessment program audit tool

Assessment program audit tool

For Authority subjects

r1726 Rebranded July 2014

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

each criterion assessed at least three times

a response to stimulus task requiring at least Investigation

an inquiry task in the form of an independent study

at least one extended response task based on an unseen question completed under supervised exam conditions.

Syllabus, p.48

School assessment program

Assessment categories

Response to stimulus

May assess:

Knowledge and understanding

Investigation

Evaluation

Communication and research skills

Responses may vary in length.

Can be either:

short response

extended response

non-written presentations.

Conditions:

As for the above techniques.

Syllabus, pp. 47

Inquiry

May assess:

Knowledge and understanding

Investigation

Evaluation

Communication and research skills

Responses to these instruments should recognise, interpret and analyse common legal situations and use this information to comment on the relevance of law in society.

Conditions:

written 10002000 words

spoken/signed 812 minutes

Extended response

May assess:

Knowledge and understanding

Investigation

Evaluation

Communication and research skills

Instruments must allow students to produce response to open questions that highlight a specific issue.

Possible genres include:

feature article

editorial

persuasive, analytical or argumentative essay.

Conditions:

600800 words

at least one in response to unseen question in supervised conditions.

Syllabus, p.46

Non-written presentation

May assess:

Knowledge and understanding

Investigation

Evaluation

Communication and research skills

Responses to these instruments may be the result of research work or student investigations of an issue.

Variety of forms including:

seminar

debate

video, website or computer software program

photographs.

Conditions:

appropriate supporting evidence

spoken/signed 812 minutes.

Syllabus, pp. 4647

Short response

May assess:

Knowledge and understanding

Investigation

Instruments include questions requiring short answers of up to 150 words.

Syllabus, p. 46

Post-verification requirements

One assessment instrument

Must assess:

Investigation

Evaluation

May assess:

Knowledge and understanding

Communication and research skills

As above

Syllabus, pp.49

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

Legal Studies 2007

Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority

July 2014

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