TEAC 7011 Assessment and Intervention for Mathematics and Numeracy Learning

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102324

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Description A significant aspect of teachers' work is focused on assessment and mathematics classrooms are renowned for their traditional reliance on pen and paper testing. In this unit students will investigate contemporary formative and summative assessment practices of and for learning mathematics. Students will investigate how to use results from assessments including NAPLAN to plan teaching and learning, and provide intervention where appropriate. A range of intervention programs used in Australian schools will be explored and compared.

School Education

Discipline Teacher Education: Primary

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Students must be enrolled in 1809 Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics, 1830 Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education or 1720 Master of Inclusive Education.

Assumed Knowledge

Students must be either within their final semester of the Master of Teaching (Primary) program, or Master of Teach (Birth to 12) or enrolled in the Master of Inclusive Education or a qualified primary teacher.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Identify a range of high quality assessment tasks that are aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics
  2. Select formative and summative assessment tasks that address specific content in the primary mathematics curriculum
  3. Analyse assessment data to assist in addressing student needs
  4. Propose learning interventions based on assessment data
  5. Justify the use of specific intervention programs used in Australian primary mathematics classrooms
  6. Compare intervention programs in relation to their effectiveness and feasibility in Australian primary mathematics classrooms

Subject Content

1. Formative and summative assessment practices for the contemporary primary mathematics classroom
2. Assessment practices to promote positive engagement, growth mindset and positive mathematics identities
3. Laying Foundations for Assessment
4. Evidence-based practice
5. Dealing with high-stakes mathematics assessment
6. Which intervention?
7. Interventions and mathematics


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
1. a. Inventory of Mathematics assessment practices with examples 1,500 words 25 N Individual
1. b. Analysis of student work samples and planned proposed interventions 1,500 words 25 N Individual
2. Research and compare two numeracy intervention programs 15 minutes 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods




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