As with any classroom in Australia, it is important that the teaching team uses evidence of student learning for planning what to teach. This evidence will also inform the design of assessment tasks – who does what with class groups and how to approach individual observations. It is ideal to set aside regular time for the team to reflect and share observations about individual students. Consider conducting verbal/practical assessment rather than being heavily reliant on written evidence of learning. The most important thing is that students have opportunities to demonstrate what they have learnt.
Teacher Professional standards (Graduate)
1.2 Understand how students learn
1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
5.1 Assess student learning