Preliminary course assessment – areas, tasks and programs

ACE 8070

Last Updated: 8 November 2018

This requirement has been updated as at 08 November 2018 in line with Official Notice NESA 29/17, 14 July 2017

Assessment components and weightings

NESA's syllabuses and assessment and reporting documents provide information about mandatory assessment requirements for the HSC courses and Preliminary courses.

Setting assessment tasks

In setting assessment tasks, teachers should give careful consideration to the syllabus objectives and outcomes being assessed. By measuring student achievement of these objectives and outcomes, teachers can build up a profile of the achievement of each student in relation to the Common Grade Scale for Preliminary courses.

Establishing an assessment program

In establishing an assessment program, teachers should ensure that the types of assessment tasks used are appropriate to the objectives and outcomes being assessed. Generally, it will be necessary to use a number of different assessment tasks in order to ensure that student achievement in all the knowledge and skills objectives is assessed.

Where activities or tasks are scheduled throughout a course, greater weight would generally be given to those tasks undertaken towards the end of the course. The scheduling of tasks and the weights applied should reflect the course organisation.