Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Professional Practice

5   Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

5.1 Assess student learning

Graduate Proficient Highly Accomplished Lead
Demonstrate understanding of assessment strategies, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess student learning. Develop, select and use informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess student learning. Develop and apply a comprehensive range of assessment strategies to diagnose learning needs, comply with curriculum requirements and support colleagues to evaluate the effectiveness of their approaches to assessment. Evaluate school assessment policies and strategies to support colleagues with: using assessment data to diagnose learning needs, complying with curriculum, system and/or school assessment requirements and using a range of assessment strategies.

5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning

Graduate Proficient Highly Accomplished Lead
Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of providing timely and appropriate feedback to students about their learning.
Provide timely, effective and appropriate feedback to students about their achievement relative to their learning goals. Select from an effective range of strategies to provide targeted feedback based on informed and timely judgements of each student’s current needs in order to progress learning. Model exemplary practice and initiate programs to support colleagues in applying a range of timely, effective and appropriate feedback strategies.

5.3 Make consistent and comparable judgements

Graduate Proficient Highly Accomplished Lead
Demonstrate understanding of assessment moderation and its application to support consistent and comparable judgements of student learning. Understand and participate in assessment moderation activities to support consistent and comparable judgements of student learning. Organise assessment moderation activities that support consistent and comparable judgements of student learning. Lead and evaluate moderation activities that ensure consistent and comparable judgements of student learning to meet curriculum and school or system requirements.

5.4 Interpret student data

Graduate Proficient Highly Accomplished Lead
Demonstrate the capacity to interpret student assessment data to evaluate student learning and modify teaching practice.
Use student assessment data to analyse and evaluate student understanding of subject/content, identifying interventions and modifying teaching practice. Work with colleagues to use data from internal and external student assessments for evaluating learning and teaching, identifying interventions and modifying teaching practice. Co-ordinate student performance and program evaluation using internal and external student assessment data to improve teaching practice.

5.5 Report on student achievement

Graduate Proficient Highly Accomplished Lead
Demonstrate understanding of a range of strategies for reporting to students and parents/carers and the purpose of keeping accurate and reliable records of student achievement.
Report clearly, accurately and respectfully to students and parents/carers about student achievement, making use of accurate and reliable records.
Work with colleagues to construct accurate, informative and timely reports to students and parents/carers about student learning and achievement.
Evaluate and revise reporting and accountability mechanisms in the school to meet the needs of students, parents/carers and colleagues.