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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Assessing multiple focus areas in Industrial Technology

Schools offering multiple focus areas in Industrial Technology are advised that assessment procedures should consider all students studying this course as a single cohort. 

It is important that all students have the same or comparable assessment scheme and marking guidelines so that they can be placed in a single rank order. Advice on managing assessment of courses with multiple classes is published on the BOSTES website.

When submitting assessments at the end of Year 12, the ranking is determined across all focus areas. Students in all focus areas should, wherever possible, be attempting the same or similar assessment tasks at a similar time.

Focus area questions in exam type tasks while different should be comparable. Questions related to the Industry Study section should be the same or similar to enable consistency of assessment across groups.

Other forms of assessment tasks should also be identical or similar for the purposes of assessment and moderation within the school’s Industrial Technology cohort.

Advice on Assessment and Reporting in Industrial Technology can be found in the syllabus section of the BOSTES website.

For more information, contact:
Mark Tyler
Inspector, Technology Education
(02) 9367 8454