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EDED20486 - Assessment & Reporting in Secondary

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The unit contributes to your development of an informed personal philosophy of assessment and reporting. Professional knowledge and skills are developed using contemporary literature, policy and good practice. How to design quality assessment instruments and make professional assessor judgments on the standards evidenced in student works and using that information to inform learning and teaching is the unit focus.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%
3. Off-campus Activity 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 63.64% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation
Assessment scaffolding
Continue to provide high quality scaffolding for students for assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Source: Unit evaluation
Authentic assessment
Continue authentic assessments related to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
Action Taken
Source: Unit evaluation
Contemporary resources
Continue the provision of timely contemporary resources.
Action Taken
Source: N/a as T2 in 2018 was the last offering of this Unit.
N/a as T2 in 2018 was the last offering of this Unit.
N/a as T2 in 2018 was the last offering of this Unit.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and utilise the different kinds and forms of assessment
  2. Critically evaluate how assessment can contribute to educational success for different learners
  3. Design and use a range of assessment tasks that demonstrate understanding of links between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
  4. Use relevant reporting mechanisms to record learning progress and communicate with different stakeholders about student achievement
  5. Recognise and respond to the accountability of teachers within assessment and reporting as it is applied to secondary school contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7