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Assessing: whole school

Each school has responsibilities, under the guidance of the Principal, for assessment of Stage 5 courses for the Record of School Achievement.

These include:

  • establishing policies and procedures across the school that ensure a consistent approach
  • ensuring that staff are fully aware of school assessment policies and procedures
  • ensuring that students and their parents are fully aware of the assessment policies and procedures
  • ensuring the valid distribution of grades in all courses and monitoring the grading determinations by individual teachers
  • setting up procedures for dealing with appeals
  • determining how comparability between different classes will be achieved
  • establishing the method of recording and reporting assessment data.


The following school responsibilities relate to ensuring that there are consistent practices across faculties:

  • ensuring that individual faculty members are fully aware of the assessment requirements for the Board of Studies, the school, and their faculty
  • setting assessment activities or tasks based on syllabus outcomes (areas for assessment have been developed to group outcomes into a manageable form)
  • ensuring that students are aware of the outcomes addressed in each activity or task
  • ensuring that students are aware of criteria for assessing learning in each activity or task (and marking guidelines where appropriate)
  • measuring student achievement in relation to outcomes
  • recording observations using appropriate methods (such as marks, grades or comments)
  • providing appropriate feedback to students on each activity or task
  • making a judgement about each student's performance by mapping their achievements to a grade description at the end of Stage 5.
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