Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.
Secondary Professional Experience 2: Assessment and Reporting
Learn how to provide feedback and report effectively on student learning. Research the theory of effective assessment principles and examine system level assessment practices. This subject includes a professional experience placement
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- 29 May 2023
- 28 Aug 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- examine the progression of developing evidence against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in a prepared digital professional portfolio
- research and appraise literature and theory concerning effective assessment principles and practices
- evaluate learning environment, state, national and international assessment practices
- assess a responsive assessment process which assesses, makes comparable judgements, provides feedback and reports on student learning
- demonstrate professional practices, knowledge and skills that support effective learning and teaching through the creation and maintenance of positive learning environments that are designed to support a diversity of students
- What is assessment and assessment in schools
- Principles, practices and types of effective assessment
- Learning theory perspectives on assessment
- System wide assessments
- Constructing different assessment types
- Developing rubrics and marking guides
- Moderation and assessment integrity
- Assessment feedback
- Interpreting assessment data
- Assessment reporting
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
- Placement requirements - This subject includes a 3-week professional experience placement in a school. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis in a continuous block at the specified time. Please note that all relevant, valid working with children checks and clearances must be provided as requested prior to commencement of the placement.
- Software requirements - Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.
This is the second in the suite of professional experience subjects and includes both a theory and a practical component (a placement in a school). This subject focuses on assessing, providing feedback and reporting on student learning. It encompasses the principles and purpose of effective assessment through the analysis and critique of different learning theories. The professional experience practical assessment is a 3-week full-time block placement intended to enable practical application of the knowledge and skills gained along with providing further insights into the complexity of the teacher’s role. All required clearances to work with children must be obtained and valid, and all other professional experience requirements met. Both theory and practical components must be passed in order to pass the subject.
To view the Professional Experience Calendar, please see below:
2023 Master of Teaching Prof Exp Calendar (PDF)
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Professional Experience Placement (Pass/Fail%)
- Assessment practice critique using a learning perspective (40%)
- Assessment evaluation for inclusion in digital professional portfolio (60%)
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