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School review of HSC school-based assessments

ACE 8091

Last Updated: 1 April 2019

Individual schools are responsible for formulating the details of their internal review procedures, in accordance with the following principles.

  1. As the final submitted school-based assessment marks are not available to students, any assessment review they request will be based on their rank order placement and feedback on their performance during the course. That is, students who think that their placement in the rank order for a course is incorrect, given the feedback on their performance during the course, might seek a school review.
  2. An assessment review should focus on the school's procedures for determining the final school-based assessment mark. Students are not entitled to seek a review of teachers' judgements of the worth of individual performance in assessment tasks. The marks or grades awarded will not be subject to review as part of this process. Any disputes over an individual task must be resolved at the time the task is returned.

The school must inform the student of the outcome of the review. It must also advise the student of the provision for a subsequent appeal to NESA including information about grounds for appeal.