Pre-primary to Year 10

Teaching, assessing and reporting advice

The Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline sets out the mandated curriculum, guiding principles for teaching, learning and assessment and support for teachers in their assessment and reporting of student achievement.

Teachers are in the best position to use their professional judgement to make decisions on aspects of the curriculum that are suitable for those students who are working within a modified teaching and learning environment, should it be necessary.

The Authority recommends the use of formative assessments to maintain the continuity of the teaching and learning program and that authenticated assessments should be completed by students on their return to school. This will also minimise concern for students and/or parents/guardians/carers.

Teachers of Pre-primary to Year 10 students, who continue to be actively engaged in their school work, yet are unable to physically attend school (e.g. medically vulnerable students) should work with the student’s parent/carer/guardian to determine alternative arrangements to authenticate their assessments.

For learning areas and associated activities that require groups/teams or access to specialised materials, or facilities such as workshops or kitchens, schools could focus on other aspects of the curriculum.

Useful resources

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