Discussing assessment cycles
The Victorian Teaching and Learning Model (VTLM)
Practice Principle 6 for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (pdf - 1.28mb) expects rigorous assessment practices and feedback to inform teaching and learning. This Practice Principle notes the need for assessment to be authentic and designed for specific purposes.
In Module 2 you were introduced to the pedagogy underpinning the
VTLM. The play-based and inquiry learning five-part pedagogy, highlighted the domains of Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. This is further explored in the infographic below, which focuses on the
Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) Improvement Cycle and the
VEYLDF Planning Cycle.
Downloadable version of Assessment Models and Cycles infographic (pdf - 970.13kb)
Intersection between the VTLM and the VEYLDF
To understand the intersection between the VTLM and the VEYLDF watch the
‘Introduction’ video of the Early Years Planning Cycle available on the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority website.
“Introduction” video from VCAA website here.
In this video, Dr Caroline Cohrssen outlines the planning cycle resources developed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority to guide planning and assessment.
Please note the document has been organised to reflect the different age groups of learners – birth to 2 years, 3 to 5 years and 6 to 8 years.