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Queensland Studies Authority. Quality-assurance processes. Partnership. The QSA operates a moderation system that is built upon a close partnership with schools. Responsibilities of the QSA. Development, review and approval of Early Years Curriculum Guidelines and syllabuses for Years 1  12 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Queensland Studies AuthorityQuality-assurance processes

  • PartnershipThe QSA operates a moderation system that is built upon a close partnership with schools.

  • Responsibilities of the QSADevelopment, review and approval of Early Years Curriculum Guidelines and syllabuses for Years 112Development of professional resources for teachersTesting, assessment and moderationCertification of Queensland studentsFacilitation of tertiary entrance procedures

  • Responsibilities of schoolsTeaching and learning processesAssessment of student achievements that contribute towards the issue of a Student Education Profile (SEP) Senior Statement QCE QCIA Tertiary Entrance Statement

  • Responsibilities of the QA UnitThe Quality Assurance Unit is responsible for the quality assurance of:Authority subjectsAuthority-registered subjectsQueensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA)Learning projects.

  • Principles underpinning quality-assurance processesExternally moderated school-based assessment is aligned to syllabus and SAS documents.Evidence is required to substantiate schools decisions.

  • Quality in schools

  • QSA website

  • Standards-based assessmentStated in syllabuses and Study Area Specifications (SASs)Criteria: properties or characteristics by which student performances are appraisedStandards: fixed reference points used to describe how well students have achieved the outcomes, objectives in syllabuses

  • Criteria and standards

  • Purposes of assessmentFormative assessment is used to improve teaching and student achievement. Summative assessment is used to indicate the achievement status or standards achieved at particular points of schooling. It is geared towards reporting or certification.

  • Moderation of Authority subjects

  • Quality assurance of Authority subjects

  • State and district review panels

  • SyllabusesState course aims and objectives, course organisation, learning experiences, standards and assessment.

  • Work programThe schools plan of how the course will be delivered and assessedBased on the schools interpretation of the syllabusCaters for the special characteristics of the individual school and its studentsMust meet all syllabus requirements

  • Lodging work programsLodged by the school moderator through the QSA website Processed online by panellistsCan be amended

  • MonitoringFocus: provide advice to schools

    Form R3 (Year 11)

    School proposal for interim levels of achievement

    Interim levels of achieve-ment of sample students

    Very high achievement

    High achievement

    Sound achievement

    Limited achievement

    Very limited achievement

    School:

    School code:

    Subject:

    Subject code:

    0

    District:

    Panel code:

    The focus of the monitoring review is to provide advice to the school about implementation of the course of study and judgments concerning student achievement at this time. Five students should be identified by code letter A, B, C, D, E and placed appropriately to indicate the interim Level of Achievement. Further information regarding the preparation of the submission is available in The Moderation Handbook.

    Number of students completing subject at Year 11:

    School comments:

    Signed by the Principal Date: / /

    Panel advice may include consideration of the following:

    implementation of the course of study

    conditions of assessment

    standards of sampled student work

    quality and standard of assessment instruments

    appropriateness of assessment criteria

    proposed interim levels of achievement

    concordance with ACACA guidelines for quality and equity in assessing student achievement

    Review panel advice:

    Recommended action(s):

    Signed by Chair Date: / /

    for FORMCHECKBOX state, or FORMCHECKBOX district review panel.

    Copies:

    Before meeting: Original, duplicate and triplicate forwarded with samples to be reviewed. Quadruplicate retained by school when making initial submission.

    After meeting: Original returned to school. Duplicate retained by Chair and returned to District Coordinator. Triplicate retained by Chair.

    This information is collected so that the legislated functions of the QSA concerning moderation can be carried out. Personal information is not usually disclosed to anyone other than relevant QSA staff unless required or authorised by law, permitted under the Queensland Government privacy policy, or so that the legislated function can be completed.

    Queensland Studies Authority, Ground floor, 295 Ann Street Brisbane. PO Box 307 Spring Hill Q 4004.

    Phone: (07) 3864 0299; fax: (07) 3221 2553; email: office@qsa.qld.edu.au; website: qsa.qld.edu.auMOD.

  • Monitoring submissionForm R3Copy of the approved work programClean copies of assessment tasks (including data on conditions)Minimum of five sample student folios (or the whole cohort, if less than five), with completed profilesDocumentation of student performances

  • VerificationFocus: provide feedback to schools about the proposed match of folios to stated syllabus standard descriptors

    Form R6 (Year 12)

    School proposal for levels of achievement

    Relative achievements

    of students

    Initial

    Panel

    Agreed

    Exit

    LOA

    10

    Very High Achievement

    9

    8

    7

    6

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    10

    High Achievement

    9

    8

    7

    6

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    10

    Sound Achievement

    9

    8

    7

    6

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    10

    Limited Achievement

    9

    8

    7

    6

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    10

    Very Limited Achievement

    9

    8

    7

    6

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    D/SRPC Initials

    School:

    School code:

    Subject:

    Subject code:

    0

    District:

    Panel code:

    I. Enter the Initial school proposal for the Distribution of levels of achievement for all students in the Year 12 cohort who have completed study of at least one semester of an approved school work program.

    II. Complete the Initial column, indicating the relative achievements of all students by writing the number of students on the appropriate rung and identifying any sample students by a letter code (A, B, C etc.),e.g. 6 + B (=7 students).

    III. If agreement between the school and panel is reached through consultation following the verification meeting, then the school must complete the Agreed column for sample students and the Agreed Verification proposal row and immediately send all copies to the D/SRPC for signing.

    IV. Significant changes in the distribution of relative achievements between Verification and exit require consultation with the S/DRPC and a completed Form R7 to be attached to the original of the Form R6.

    V. At exit, complete the Exit column as explained in (II) above. Identify, with a circle, ALL OP-ineligible students and visa students, e.g. or + 4 or + 3 + C.

    Distribution of levels of achievement:

    VHA

    HA

    SA

    LA

    VLA

    Total

    Signature and date

    Initial school proposal

    . .....././ (Principal)

    Agreed Verification proposal

    . .....././ (Principal)

    . .....././ (D/SRPC)

    Exit proposal

    .. ..././ (Principal)

    Exit proposal recommended for certificationDate: .//.per MSA

    School comments:

    Signed by the principal Date: / /

    Review panel comments concerning standards and LOA decisions:

    FORMCHECKBOX Consultation required FORMCHECKBOX Additional notes are attached

    Note: Any additional notes must remain attached to the original Form R6.

    Signedfor FORMCHECKBOX state, or FORMCHECKBOX district review panel. Date: / /

    Copies:

    October Verification: Original, duplicate and triplicate forwarded with initial and any subsequent proposal. Quadruplicate retained by school.

    Exit: Original forwarded to QSA; duplicate retained by school.

    This information is collected so that the legislated functions of the QSA concerning moderation can be carried out. Personal information is not usually disclosed to anyone other than relevant QSA staff unless required or authorised by law, permitted under the Queensland Government privacy policy, or so that the legislated function can be completed.

    Queensland Studies Authority, Ground floor, 295 Ann Street Brisbane. PO Box 307 Spring Hill Q 4004.

    Phone: (07) 3864 0299; fax: (07) 3221 2553; email: office@qsa.qld.edu.au; website: qsa.qld.edu.au.SPB:mod

  • Verification submissionForm R6Copy of the approved work programClean copies of assessment tasks Minimum of nine sample student folios (or the whole cohort, if less than nine), with completed profilesDocumentation of student performances

  • ComparabilityThe consistent application of standards by teachers across the state so that student achievements of equivalent standards are recognised.Panels compare standards and levels of achievement across all districts.

  • ConfirmationDistributions of levels of achievement are checked for accuracy and the appropriate application of the moderation processes.

  • Random samplingThe QSA reviews a stratified random sample of student exit folios.

  • Quality assurance of Authority-registered subjectsStudy Area Specification (SAS)

  • Study area specification (SAS)States course aims and objectives, course organisation, learning experiences, standards and assessmentSome SASs conta