School review of HSC internal assessments

ACE 8091

Last Updated: 25 July 2018

Changes to ACE rules and procedures are occurring to reflect the Stronger HSC Standards reforms.

NESA strongly encourages all ACE users to review the Summary of Changes that may impact the below.

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

  1. As the final submitted 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 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 the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) including information about grounds for appeal.