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Legal Studies 2007 Assessment program audit tool Assessment program audit toolFor Authority subjectsr1726 Rebranded July 2014Legal Studies 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 four instruments and a maximum of six instruments demonstrating a range of techniques including:each criterion assessed at least three timesa response to stimulus task requiring at least Investigationan inquiry task in the form of an independent studyat least one extended response task based on an unseen question completed under supervised exam conditions.Syllabus, p.48School assessment programAssessment categoriesResponse to stimulusMay assess:Knowledge and understandingInvestigationEvaluationCommunication and research skills Responses may vary in length. Can be either:short responseextended responsenon-written presentations.Conditions:As for the above techniques.Syllabus, pp. 47InquiryMay assess:Knowledge and understandingInvestigationEvaluationCommunication 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 wordsspoken/signed 812 minutesExtended responseMay assess:Knowledge and understandingInvestigationEvaluationCommunication and research skillsInstruments must allow students to produce response to open questions that highlight a specific issue.Possible genres include:feature articleeditorialpersuasive, analytical or argumentative essay.Conditions:600800 wordsat least one in response to unseen question in supervised conditions.Syllabus, p.46Non-written presentationMay assess:Knowledge and understandingInvestigationEvaluationCommunication and research skillsResponses to these instruments may be the result of research work or student investigations of an issue. Variety of forms including: seminardebatevideo, website or computer software programphotographs.Conditions:appropriate supporting evidencespoken/signed 812 minutes.Syllabus, pp. 4647Short responseMay assess: Knowledge and understandingInvestigationInstruments include questions requiring short answers of up to 150 words.Syllabus, p. 46Post-verification requirementsOne assessment instrument Must assess:InvestigationEvaluationMay assess:Knowledge and understandingCommunication and research skillsAs aboveSyllabus, pp.49Summary 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 toolLegal Studies 2007Queensland Curriculum & Assessment AuthorityJuly 2014 Page 2 of 4

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