TEAC 7012 Assessment and Intervention for Science Learning

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102488

Coordinator Karina Mckoy Opens in new window

Description The purpose of this unit is for students to be informed of different types of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment strategies used in primary science contexts. Examination of assessment methods and resources will help teachers develop a comprehensive philosophy of assessment in primary science. Students will develop skills in adapting instructional units to incorporate a research-based assessment system, become familiar with strategies to analyse assessment data, and design interventions in response to assessment data.

School Education

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 1845 Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Education.

Assumed Knowledge

A basic understanding of classroom assessment practices, features of positive classroom environments, and outcomes of the primary science syllabus is desirable.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify contemporary, research-based diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment strategies specific to science education
  2. Adapt a unit in primary science to incorporate appropriate diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment strategies
  3. Develop assessment strategies for an integrated unit using a scientific context in the primary science curriculum
  4. Explain research-based strategies for utilising assessment data to inform future teaching in primary science
  5. Synthesize information from a set of assessment data and articulate how to respond with future interventions

Subject Content

1. Diagnostic assessment strategies in primary science education
2. Formative assessment strategies in primary science education
3. Summative assessment strategies in primary science education
4. Analysis of assessment data in primary science
5. Pedagogical interventions based on assessment data in primary science

Assessment

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
Portfolio 2,000 words 50 N Individual
Simulation 2,000 words 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Online

Online

Subject Contact Karina Mckoy Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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