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July - Dual-Delivery
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This subject is designed around the assumption that assessment practice and policy is a central component in successful school leadership and instructional decision making, and that assessment practice is a key tool for driving school improvement. Participants will explore a developmental approach to assessment, how this can be implemented in the classroom, and how assessment can be used at individual student level, at class-coordinator level, and at school leadership level. Participants will be engaged in reviewing approaches to student assessment, teacher use of assessment to make instructional decisions, and leadership use of assessment to inform curriculum, staffing, and school policy related matters. The subject will also consider how school leaders can work towards improving school assessment policy and practice. The subject aligns with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standard for Principals.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Evaluate innovative modes of assessment
- Evaluate their own and other schools' progress towards using developmental approaches to teaching and learning
- Develop and implement assessment and reporting practices with a developmental focus
- Design effective means of leading improvements in the quality of a school's assessment practice
On completion of this subject participants will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
- Be effective collaborators and show teamwork skills through the assessment tasks
- Implement critical analyses of how innovative assessment practices can be adapted to classroom use
- Apply technical understanding of assessment development data use through consideration of schools data and innovative approaches to assessment.
- Be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate a viable model for integration of current approaches to assessment within a school.
Last updated: 8 May 2021