Planning Assessing and Reporting (9894.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse and design learning area specific assessment strategies (informal, formal, diagnostic, formative and summative) to inform future teaching;
2. Design learning area specific quality outcomes and directions for a unit of work that aligns with Australian curricula and utilises elements of quality pedagogy;
3. Interpret student assessment data to evaluate student learning and modify teaching practice;
4. Demonstrate use of principles for effective feedback;
5. Use their knowledge of at least one context, describe strategies used for reporting to students and parents/care givers and the purpose of keeping accurate and reliable records of student achievement; and
6. Demonstrate, within a classroom context, macro and micro planning of learning experiences using knowledge of content, the teaching and learning cycle, and effective teaching strategies.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Through this unit Preservice Teachers shall analyse and synthesise educational research on quality classroom practices in the areas of assessment, planning and feedback. This learning is the focus of a 20 days of supervised professional experience in the primary school setting where Preservice Teachers enact their new understandings further developing their knowledge, skills and attitudes in the areas of assessment, reporting, planning and student feedback.
PrerequisitesStudents must have passed 10426 Implementing the Australian Curriculum OR 11766 Engaging with Curriculum Frameworks.
Students in the following courses must also have passed 9862 Context of the Education Profession OR 11779 Professional Educational Contexts: 321JA Bachelor of Primary Education, 322JA Bachelor of Primary Education (STeM), 323JA Bachelor of Primary Education (Creative Arts), 324JA Bachelor of Primary Education (H&PE)
Assumed knowledgeFirst two years of Bachelor of Education.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Ms Mandy Crossman|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Ms Sally Rule|
Wiliam, D. & Leahy, S. (2015). Embedding formative assessment. Victoria: Hawker Brownlow Education.
Wiggins, G. & McTighe, J. (2011). The understanding by design guide to creating high-quality units (2nd ed.). Virginia, USA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (e-copy of the book will be provided)
Access to the Australian Curriculum either through the Australian Curriculum app (free) or the website www.australiancurriculum.edu.au
Brady, L. & Kennedy, K. (2018). Assessment and Reporting (5th Edition), Pearson; Australia. (The Library will have a few copies of this publication)
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
As it is a course requirement that all ITE students complete the LANTITE test the result for the test is to be submitted to Canvas site. Submission must be within one week (seven day) of the April, June, September or December LANTITE results release date.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Lectures: 10 hrs (1hr a week)
Tutorials: 20 hrs (2 hrs a week)
Preparation for weekly classes: 48 hrs
Preparation for assignments: 78 hrs
Professional Experience Placement: 20 days
Inclusion and engagement
It is strongly recommended that students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or an ongoing health condition register with the Inclusion and Engagement Office as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements can be made.
Successful completion of the professional experience component is critical to success in the whole unit. Refer to assessment (5a) on the Canvas site for further details. Students must make themselves familiar with the processes and policies of professional experience.
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g. medical certificate). Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011). It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
Required IT skills
It is expected that students undertaking this unit will have a basic level of information technology competence that includes electronic manipulation of documents, PowerPoint, photographs, videos, slideshows, e-books, websites and apps.
For online delivery, students should have access to their own computer with a camera and a microphone
Students are required to have access to a reliable Internet source and be able to meet the cost of this.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work integrated learning (WIL): Placement. Students must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL policy and WIL procedure, and the Assessment policy, and Assessment procedure. For teaching degrees, students need to ensure they have their WWVP or for NSW, their Working with Children, COVID vaccination status and evidence of PSTR uploaded to InPlace
This unit involves (place type of placement here - "clinical placement", "professional practicum", etc.) and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in section 6. Workplace learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. School student and staff confidentiality must always be maintained (refer policies on ATES - Professional Experience Handbook, ACT ED Teachers' Code of Professional Practice (or equivalent) and Student Conduct Rules), including for assessment items such as reports or essays. This applies to staff and patrons of any outside agency where an internship or other WIL activity is taking place. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities (lectures, workshops, tutorial, practicals etc. as scheduled – see section 3) for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c). If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g., timetable clash), it is recommended that you contact the Academic Programs Team to discuss re-scheduling this unit.
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
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