Jim Sturgiss



Member since
25/10/2015

Jim Sturgiss

Aligning practice for better outcomes.

Improving outcomes through aligned teaching practice synergies.

Jim is an educational researcher and independent educational consultant. A recipient of the NSW PTC Distinguished Service Award for leadership in delivering targeted professional learning to teachers, he works with schools to align assessment, reporting and learning practice. He has been a DoE Senior Assessment Advisor where he developed many statewide assessments, (ESSA, SNAP, ELLA, BST) and as Coordinator: Analytics where he developed reports to schools for statewide assessments and NAPLAN.

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)

Teaching Qualifications
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)

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Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

Quite introductory, would have been good to know before hand

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

The course was of high quality and very relevant. A fantastic course! Natalie Kingscliff High School

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

The course was of high quality and extremely relevant.

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

I thought the relevance of the course was excellent. After having completed 4 years worth of depth studies, it was good to reflect on what else can be done.. There were lots of excellent exemplars also.

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

It was really good. Very detailed and linked to NESA requirements

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

Good information. Luckily had some great examples of depth studies from others who must have attended this course prior to me.

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

It was ok, I still don’t see the difference between a depth study and a regular assessment task.

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

this was a very thorough look at linking the syllabus with depth studies in a creative way

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

The material is highly relevant and the range of exemplars was very helpful, particularly for some staff who don’t look much outside of their 'bubble'

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

good well structured

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

good

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

Relevant information that I will take on board and implement in my programming for stage 6.

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

The quality and relevance of the course content was good.

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
12/04/2021

Good quality

Writing Science - Describing and explaining texts in science - Jim Sturgiss
08/10/2020

I have used SOLO criteria before during VALID marking. I enjoyed returning to and clarifying the process and reasons why it is important when assessing students knowledge of scientific principles.

Writing Science - Describing and explaining texts in science - Jim Sturgiss
08/10/2020

good questions and understanding of solo

Planning for inquiry learning - Jim Sturgiss
08/10/2020

Completing this PD from a Maths perspective was not very beneficial, however there were some good ideas to incorporate into the Science classroom.

Planning for inquiry learning - Jim Sturgiss
08/10/2020

I only teach Maths, so it was at times hard to relate it to a Maths investigative task

Planning for inquiry learning - Jim Sturgiss
08/10/2020

A specific Maths based inquiry PD would be more beneficial.
Some links to syllabus references, didn’t ‘dial in’ directly to the mentioned content.

Planning for inquiry learning - Jim Sturgiss
08/10/2020

This course would be relevant to those who are unfamiliar with the Stage 6 Science courses. The content covered was necessary for those courses.