From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. This page is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
Module 3: Assessment FOR Learning
- Assessment OF learning
- Assessment FOR learning occurs when teachers use inferences about student progress to inform their teaching. It is frequent, formal or informal (e.g. quality questioning, anecdotal notes, written comments), embedded in teaching and provides clear and timely feedback that helps students in their learning progression. It has a formative use providing evidence that informs, or shapes, short term planning for learning.
- Assessment AS learning
Facilitator Notes for Module 3 : Assessment FOR Learning
After completing Module 3 teachers will be able to:
- make planning decisions for assessment FOR learning purposes
- audit their own assessment practices to see how well they provide timely feedback to students that assists student learning
- recognise the types of written feedback teachers commonly give to students, and give better quality feedback
- create additional formal and informal opportunities to gain evidence of student learning in order to improve it
- ask better quality questions as a key strategy in assessment for learning to gain feedback that shapes their teaching
- identify the data available for a single student and use it to inform planning for learning
- plan and implement some classroom-based actions following this module.