2017 Primary School Leader Briefing Pre-primary to Year
2017 Primary School Leader Briefing Pre-primary to Year 6 2017/5710[v2] 2015/97586 Whats on the Authority website 2 Acknowledgement The Authority could not complete the work on curriculum, assessment and standards without teachers.
Through the support of Principals, the voices of classroom teachers are reflected in all aspects of the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline. The Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline The Outline: sets out the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes that students are expected to acquire, and guidelines for the assessment of student achievement is mandated for all Western Australian students provides comprehensive information that schools can use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents. 4
2017 and 2018 Key Requirements Full implementation (teach, assess, report) of: English, Mathematics and Science Health and Physical Education and Humanities and Social Sciences by the end of Semester 1, 2017. Working towards full implementation of The Arts, Technologies and Year 3 Languages by the end of Semester 1, 2018. 6 P10 Curriculum Requirements Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline
: curriculum requirements and available options P10 Curriculum Implementation Timeline Implementation timeline requirements Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy Table 1: Letter grades and achievement descriptors Letter grade Achievement descriptor A
The student demonstrates excellent achievement of what is expected for this year level. The student demonstrates high achievement of what is expected for this year level. The student demonstrates satisfactory achievement of what is expected for this year level. The student demonstrates limited achievement of what is expected for this year level. B C D E
The student demonstrates very low achievement of what is expected for this year level. Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy In the Pre-primary year, schools: report student achievement in English and Mathematics are strongly encouraged to report in Science may choose to report in other learning areas report using achievement descriptors but without letter grades. The achievement descriptors used may be system-based, school-based or those in Table 1, but must align with the achievement standards described in the Outline include information on the report about the student's attitude, behaviour and effort in terms other than the five-point scale which is used as a measure of achievement
report on the students progress in personal and social learning include on the report any additional information the school considers relevant, including an overall teacher comment. Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy In Years 1 and 2, schools: report on student achievement in all the learning areas taught report using system-based or school-based achievement descriptors or those in Table 1 and may use letter grades. The achievement descriptors must align with the achievement standards described in the Outline include information on the report about the student's attitude, behaviour and effort in terms other than the five-point scale which is used as a measure of achievement
report on the students progress in personal and social learning include on the report any additional information the school considers relevant, including an overall teacher comment. Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy For Years 310, schools: report on student achievement in all the learning areas taught report using letter grades and achievement descriptors provided in Table 1 include information on the report about the student's attitude, behaviour and effort in terms other than the five-point scale which is used as a measure of achievement include on the report any additional information the school considers relevant, including an overall teacher comment.
13 Example: Overview for The Arts Provides an overview of the main purpose and benefits of Lists (sometimes by subject) the major learning objectives the Artsis structured in the Describes the broad studying way the content throughout the P-10 teaching program Provides
a list of suggestions and strategies for catering the for Outlines principles and strategies for transferring Learning Area
different learning needs thestrategies Learning Areaclassroom Provides examples of assessment that align with knowledge and
skills in the in Learning Area into Outlines the opportunities addressing the teachers general the Principles of Assessment in The for
Outline and assist practice, including graphics capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities through the with grouping content meaningfully learning area not a prescribed assessment item 14
Revisions English, Mathematics, Science The revised curriculum for English, Maths and Science appears in the Outline as is (V8.1) full implementation, including teaching, assessing and reporting by schools will be in place with first reporting to parents/carers by the end of Semester 1. 15 Science
The Science syllabus consists of four sub-strands in Science Understanding which must be taught in each year: Biological Sciences Chemical Sciences Earth and Environmental Sciences Physical Sciences. The mandated curriculum must be taught over the course of the year. One grade is reported for student achievement in Science.
16 Humanities and Social Sciences The Humanities and Social Science syllabus consists of four subjects which must be taught in each year: Civics and Citizenship Economics and Business Geography
History. The mandated curriculum must be taught over the course of the year. One grade is reported for student achievement in Humanities and Social Science Semester 1, 2017. 17 Health and Physical Education
The Health and Physical Education syllabus comprises two strands: Personal, social and community health and Movement and physical activity. Health and Physical Education is mandated from Pre-primary to Year 10. Separate Achievement Standards for Health Education and for Physical Education. One grade is reported for student achievement in Health Semester 1, 2017. One grade is reported for student achievement in Physical Education Semester 1, 2017. 18 The Arts
Five subjects: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts. All students will study a performance subject (Dance, Drama or Music) and a visual arts subject (Media Arts or Visual Arts). In Years 9 and 10 the study of the Arts is optional. Desirable that schools provide students with the opportunity to engage with all five Arts subjects across Pre-primary to Year 10. Across a year, one grade is reported for student achievement in a performance subject Semester 1, 2018.
Across a year, one grade is reported for student achievement in a visual subject Semester 1, 2018. 19 Technologies
Two subjects: Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies. Design and Technologies: Engineering principles and systems; Food and fibre production; Food specialisations; Materials and technologies specialisations students have the opportunity to study at least one of the contexts. Desirable to engage in all contexts across Pre-primary to Year 10. In Years 9 and 10 the study of Technologies is optional. Across a year, one grade is reported for student achievement in Digital Technologies Semester 1, 2018. Across a year, one grade is reported for student achievement in Design and Technologies Semester 1, 2018. 20 Languages
In 2018 one language for Year 3 must be implemented. 21 New Kindergarten Resources Coming Soon Exploring the Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines using a: Sample Integrated Teaching and Learning Program - exemplifying an inquiry approach to exploring a big picture concept POW (Play Opportunities Web) - a related sample multi-faceted web, connecting play with the Early Years Learning Framework outcomes to explore holistic approaches to teaching and learning.
Abilities Based Learning Education, Western Australia Non-mandatory resources for teachers of students with significant intellectual disability who cant access the P 10 Western Australian Curriculum. Assessment Tools Used to identify students readiness to learn across three learning domains: English Speaking and Listening; English Reading and Writing; and Personal and Social Capability. Curriculum Curriculum content descriptions and Achievement Standards for Stages A to D, in all Learning Areas, except Languages. Online Professional Learning Modules 23
Intensive English Centre There are 14 primary, secondary and post-compulsory Intensive English Centres in Perth catering for newly arrived migrant and humanitarian entrants (refugees who may commence school with limited or no English). Language, literacy and content need to be taught according to the students age and year level. Students are assessed and reported on in English, Viewing, Speaking, Listening and Writing using EAL/D Progress Map Levels. In other curriculum areas, student achievement should be recognised but a grade does not have to be allocated. Students are regarded as being on an IEP. 24
Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy Students on a modified curriculum If there is a legitimate reason for a student to be following a modified curriculum, schools negotiate any variation to the Western Australian curriculum with the student and her/his parents/carers, and document the decisions made (for example, a documented individual education plan and documented learning plan). Schools use discretion in regard to the use of Stages A, B, C and D ABLEWA curriculum content, detailed in the Outline, for planning for teaching students with disability and additional learning needs. Schools use discretion in regard to the use of the EAL/D Progress Map when planning for teaching and monitoring the progress of students for whom English is an additional language/dialect. Schools report on a students progress/achievement in terms of the modified curriculum.
Possible Lines of Enquiry Is the school using the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline? Does the school have an Assessment and Reporting Policy? Do assessments enable students to demonstrate their knowledge, understandings and skills in relation to the achievement standards? Do teachers monitor and assess individual student achievement, referring to the Principles of Learning, Teaching and Assessment? What processes exist within the school to support teachers to make valid and reliable judgements? Is student achievement reported according to the policy requirements?
Possible Lines of Enquiry How is NAPLAN data used to track student achievement what interventions are in place for students at risk? How is the school monitoring the achievement of students with disability and reporting on their achievement to parents? Is the Western Australian Curriculum being implemented and according to the implementation timeline? Is the school using textbooks or eastern states curriculum that does not align to the Western Australian Curriculum? What coverage of subjects is occurring in The Arts, Technologies and Health and Physical Education. Are these being taught from Pre-primary to Year 8?
Assessing 28 Update on Judging Standards Available on the extranet with a login: English, Mathematics and Science revised to reflect v8.1 of the curriculum Mathematics and Science are available now English Assessment Pointers will be available end of Term 1 Annotated Work Samples for the Arts and English will be progressively uploaded during Semester 1 Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education and Technologies are available now.
29 Teacher Support Materials Teaching Ways of Teaching principles and diagram in the Overview for each Learning Area Ways of Teaching video in the Overview
for each Learning Area Sample Teaching and Learning Outlines in Teaching Support Materials Assessing Ways of Assessing
Assessment Snapshots Sample Assessment Activities including marking keys Judging Standards Materials Achievement Standards, Assessment Pointers and Annotated Work Samples
30 Notional Time Allocation Guidelines: Pre-primary to Year 10 The Notional Time Allocation Guidelines: Pre-primary to Year 10 (the Guidelines) have been developed to assist schools and teachers plan for and make decisions about how the curriculum is implemented in their schools. The Guidelines are presented as a guide. They are not mandatory and do not presume how schools should organise their students learning. Moderation Pilot Years 6 and 7 The purpose of the Authoritys moderation pilot in English and Mathematics is to support schools with:
appropriately delivering the syllabus correctly implementing the Authoritys assessment requirements using Judging Standards to inform teacher judgements assign grades that are comparable with state-wide standards for the Learning Area/subject/context. 32 Moderation Pilot Years 6 and 7
Schools, from across school systems/sector in two networks (north and south), and one regional network, will be invited to participate in a moderation pilot for English and Mathematics. In Term 1, participating schools will be provided with an assessment task to complete along with a marking key. The pilot will commence in Term 2. Teachers will be asked to bring along student work samples to the meeting. Brightpath The Authority has purchased the licence for Brightpath.
Brightpath is an assessment and reporting software that allows teachers to make reliable assessments of student achievements based on classroom assessment tasks. Brightpath Contact: Maureen Lorimer, Principal Consultant, Strategic Projects Email: maureen [email protected] 248 schools used Brightpath in 2016
In addition, 215 schools registered so far this year Five English and one Science assessment items Humanities and Social Sciences and Mathematics assessment items in development Syllabus Review Process
More time to bed down curriculum content delivery and teacher understandings When the process occurs there will a limit of the level of changes made to syllabuses no blank page approach. Review of K 12 Learning Area at one time is highly unlikely unless it is necessary. 36 Data Required by the Authority We Need Your Assistance
WA Student Number (WASN) Registration of all Primary students through SIRS who are: implementing NAPLAN Online in 2017 using Brightpath and/or ABLEWA resources. Has your school received correspondence from the Authority? During the period 2017 through to 2019, all WA primary schools will transition to registering all of their students. Access the SIRS Information page especially for primary schools http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/sirs-info/primary-schools. SIRS information for primary schools
http://scsa.wa.edu.au/sirs-info/primary-schools NAPLAN Online 99 Western Australian schools will move online in 2017. All schools will move online by 2019. Expressions of interest called for by the Department of Education, Catholic Education and Independent Schools Association from schools wishing to participate in 2018. School, teacher and student readiness will be assessed with the intention of inviting 400 schools to transition in 2018. 40
NAPLAN Online Readiness for Transition School readiness check technical capacity for students to undertake assessment in testing window. Teacher readiness test administration within defined test session (i.e. class logistics, minor device management). Student readiness sufficient knowledge and familiarity with device to undertake the assessment.
The Authoritys NAPLAN Online website: http://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/ assessment/testing/naplan-online. 41 2017 NAPLAN Dates NAPLAN Paper Tests: 9 11 May Tuesday 9 May: Writing, Language Conventions Wednesday 10 May: Reading Thursday 11 May: Numeracy NAPLAN Online Tests: 9 19 May http://scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/ activities-schedule
42 2017 Business as Usual for Most Schools Reading to students All Year 3 students will complete Writing with pen and paper Calculator (Numeracy Years 7 and 9) Hosting students
Additional detail on these changes are in the Handbook for Principals and Test Administration Handbooks Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. 43 Transitioning to NAPLAN Online Provides benefits and opportunities not possible with paper-based tests: better assessment
more precise results faster turnaround of information. Technical requirements https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/naplan-online/technical-requirements 4444 44
Basic Differences Complete the test on computers or tablets with the exception Braille. They need headphones. No paper tests from 2019. Students sit the same number of test questions but may take different pathways
through the tailored test design. Test window extends for 9 days; with a third week for exceptional circumstances. Order of tests: Writing, Reading, Conventions of Language, Numeracy. Initial reporting to schools and parents will be 3 weeks after the end of the test security period before the end of Term 2. Audio will be used for Spelling and to listen to the Writing prompt and Numeracy questions where required. 45 Basic differences
Order of tests: Writing, Reading, Conventions of Language, Numeracy. Initial reporting to schools and parents will be 3 weeks after the end of the test security period before the end of Term 2. Audio will be used for Spelling and to listen to the Writing prompt and Numeracy questions where required. 46 Public demonstration website
https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/naplan-online/naplan-online-publicdemonstration-site 47 Resources National Assessment Program, NAPLAN Online website. Research and development details on tailored tests, automated essay scoring, device suitability, student engagement and motivation, readability
and layout, accessibility options: https://www.nap.edu.au/onlineassessment/research-and-development. The Authoritys NAPLAN Online website: http://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/ home/assessment/testing/naplan-online. 48 49
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