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The NSW Education Standards Authority K–10 syllabuses incorporating the Australian curriculum continue to promote a standards-referenced approach to assessing and reporting student achievement in NSW and the importance of assessment for, as and of learning as essential components of good teaching and learning.

Advice on assessment

Advice on Assessment is a useful overview of assessment in the classroom. It outlines key principles of effective assessment and provides detail about the three main approaches to assessment: assessment foras and of learning.

Download: Advice on Assessment (PDF, 4 pages, 302KB)

Principles of effective assessment
Using syllabus outcomes in standards referenced assessment
Assessment for, as and of learning
Adjustments for students with special education needs
Recording evidence

Assessment strategies

Assessment strategies include a range of examples specifically tailored for K–6 and Years 7–10 to meet the needs of all students.

K–6 Assessment strategies
7–10 Assessment strategies
Effective feedback

Sample assessment for learning activities

Sample assessment for learning activities include examples specifically designed for K–6 and Years 7–10 in English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography.

Sample assessment for learning activities