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School review of HSC school-based assessments: appeals to NESA

ACE 8092

Last Updated: 1 April 2019

Where possible, reviews will be resolved within the school. However, provision has been made for subsequent appeals to NESA.

There is no appeal against the marks awarded for individual school-based assessment tasks. NESA will consider only whether:

  1. the school review process was adequate for determining items (a), (b) and (c) in ACE 11011 Student appeals against assessment rankings in HSC courses: school review of assessments
  2. the conduct of the review was proper in all respects.

Since the appeal is directed to the assessment process, NESA itself will not revise the assessment marks or rank order.

If the appeal is upheld, NESA will direct the school to conduct a further review.

The appeal to NESA should be submitted by the date stipulated in the Higher School Certificate HSC key dates and exam timetables. The appeal should be submitted through the school on the appropriate form.

Appeals submitted after the release of results will not be considered by NESA.