Using Syllabus Outcomes in Standards Referenced Assessment
Standards-referenced assessment refers to the process of collecting and interpreting information about students' learning. It uses syllabus outcomes as key reference points for decisions about students' progress and achievement.
- indicate the knowledge, understanding and skills expected to be acquired by most students by the end of a stage as a result of effective teaching and learning
- are derived from the syllabus objectives
- present a sequence of learning for each stage and take into account prior and subsequent learning of students.
Syllabus outcomes are used by teachers to:
- plan and develop learning and assessment opportunities
- monitor student progress throughout each stage
- assess and measure student achievement against intended learning at each stage
- report student progress and achievement during, and at the end of, a stage.
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This model for developing assessment activities emphasises:
- that outcomes are central to the decisions teachers make about teaching, learning and assessment
- the importance of gathering evidence about student learning in relation to the outcomes
- how teachers use evidence to determine how well students are achieving in relation to the outcomes
- the importance of teacher feedback and student reflection
- how evidence of student achievement informs future teaching and learning.
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