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English – Areas for Assessment

Reading, listening, viewing
Activities: Individual reading, viewing and writing - opening to a short story, Poetry analysis - personification, Individual reading and writing - selecting and analysing poems for an anthology
Writing, speaking, representing
Activities: Individual reading, viewing and writing - opening to a short story, Poetry analysis - personification, Individual reading and writing - selecting and analysing poems for an anthology, Persuasive letter, Life writing, Recount letter, My Story, Your Story, Television interview script
Communicating and context
Activities: Poetry analysis - personification, Individual reading and writing - selecting and analysing poems for an anthology, Persuasive letter, Life writing, Recount letter, My Story, Your Story, Television interview script
Analysing language
Activities: Individual reading, viewing and writing - opening to a short story, Poetry analysis - personification, Individual reading and writing - selecting and analysing poems for an anthology, Life writing, Recount letter
Interpretive, imaginative and critical thinking
Activities: Individual reading, viewing and writing - opening to a short story, Poetry analysis - personification, Individual reading and writing - selecting and analysing poems for an anthology, Persuasive letter, Life writing, My Story, Your Story
Expressing views
Activities: Individual reading and writing - selecting and analysing poems for an anthology, Persuasive letter, Life writing, Recount letter, Television interview script

Areas for assessment provide a framework for structuring an assessment program, and may be used for reporting student achievement. They are derived from the course objectives, so they are linked to the course outcomes. Areas for assessment can be used as organisers for assessment of student achievement.

Good assessment practice involves designing quality assessment activities that enable students to demonstrate their achievements. Teachers can use the areas for assessment when designing an assessment activity, to ensure it is assessing performance in relation to a grouping of outcomes.

In designing the assessment schedule for a course, teachers may find it useful to map each planned assessment activity to one or more of the areas for assessment. This allows teachers to ensure that assessment in relation to outcomes can occur across the year in a manageable way.

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