Non-examination style assessment tasks should be manageable and provide students with a:
• description of the task
• set of criteria
• rubric that relates to the Course Performance Descriptors
For teachers the task should be
• located in the syllabus
• differentiate the full range of student performance
• linked to the reporting framework
Participants will be presented with a model assessment task with criteria and rubric before collaboratively constructing then sharing their task on an online forum of course participants.
Join your colleagues coming from many individual schools and sectors for these short 2-hour after school PD sessions.
The course will be a blended delivery using a moodle where there are links to relevant documents and where participant can post and share products.
This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.
There are no occurrences of After School Session in Australia (NSW) at this time.
An oral presentation assessment is presented as a model that:
• contains a description, criteria and rubric
• has direct links to the syllabus
• has direct links to the Course performance descriptors
• is linked to a reporting framework
1 hour and 40 minutes
Participants create a non-examination style assessment based on the model presented in the previous session.
Google docs will be used to create a collaborative document that hyperlink to resources and that can be shared.
The presenter responds to participant queries.
Final products are shared on the online forum.
Wifi enabled laptop
There are no reviews of this format at this time.
Improving outcomes through aligned teaching practice synergies.
Jim is a recipient of the NSW Professional Teaching Council’s Distinguished Service Award for leadership in delivering targeted professional learning to teachers.
Jim has written and presented for TTA, UNSW, NSWTF CPL, STANSW and DoE for such diverse topics as literacy, ICT, constructivist programming, assessment task development and assessment reform.
The range of professional learning courses presented by Jim can be found on the TTA website.
Selected NSW Department of Education and Communities appointments
2015 Analytics, Systems and Development Coordinator
2012 – 2013 School Assessment Design and Development Acting Coordinator (ESSA)
2007 – 2010 Head Teacher Science, Newtown High School of Performing Arts
2004 – 2005 Senior Assessment Officer, Computer Skills Assessment (CSA6)
2004 Test Development Officer, Secondary Numeracy Assessment Program (SNAP)
2000 – 2004 Head Teacher Science, Concord High School
1998 – 2000 Senior Assessment Officer, English Language and Literacy Assessment (ELLA)
1993 – 1997 M.Ed. (Hons) University of New England (Thesis: Literacy & learning in Science)
1979 Dip. Ed. University of Wollongong
1976 – 1978 B.Sc. University of Wollongong (Majors in Chemistry and Bioenergetics)