Primary Professional Experience 2: Assessment and Reporting - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Assessment: Case Study (40%) , Practicum - Prof Placement - Pass/Fail - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,950.00
International 3,200.00

This unit will focus on the cycle of planning, teaching, assessment, reflection and reporting, including assessment of, for, and as learning. Assessment techniques will be examined, and assessment tasks will be designed for specific curriculum areas. A three week professional practice placement will enable practical application of the knowledge and skills gained as students design, implement and reflect upon formative and summative assessment tasks. The overall pass requirement for the unit consists of a mark of at least 50% for the theory component and a pass grade for the professional practice placement.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. research and explain theories and models of effective assessment principles and practices
  2. create assessment items suited to a diverse range of students, to determine student achievement
  3. analyse students’ assessment task responses, provide constructive, informative feedback to improve student learning, and interpret student data
  4. use effective communication and classroom management skills when assessing student learning
  5. collaborate with school personnel to make consistent and comparable judgements of student learning.
  • Case Study (40%)
  • Practicum — Prof Placement - Pass/Fail
  • Report (60%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Key concepts of assessment: of, as, and for learning. Cycle of planning, teaching, assessment, and reporting and reflecting.
2Using the SCSA and AC achievement standards to guide development of objectives and assessment
3Principles and practices of effective assessment
4Theoretical perspectives on the purposes and effects of different assessment types
5Creating different assessment tasks to meet diverse range of students (1) [Formative]
6Creating different assessment tasks to meet diverse range of students (2) [Summative]
7Creating different assessment tasks to meet diverse range of students (3) [Diagnostic]
8Effective feedback - communication skills
9Making comparable judgements within and beyond your class
10Recording and interpreting assessment data
11Planning from assessment data - reflect, review and re-teach

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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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