Recent Publication Links
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https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/judgingstandards – requires log into Extranet
HASS Year 4 Sample Teaching & Learning Outline – Civics & Citizenship
HASS Year 4 Sample Teaching & Learning Outline – Geography
HASS Year 4 Sample Teaching & Learning Outline – History
Year 2 English High TC Judging Standard Video
Music Year 1 Making: Three Billy Goats Gruff Excellent1 AV Work sample
Music Year 1 Making: Three Billy Goats Gruff High1 AV Work sample
Music Year 1 Making: Three Billy Goats Gruff Satisfactory1 AV Work sample
Music Year 1 Making: Three Billy Goats Gruff Limited1 AV Work sample
Music Year 1 Responding: Carnival of Animals Excellent1 AV Work sample
Music Year 1 Responding: Carnival of Animals High1 AV Work sample
Music Year 1 Responding: Carnival of Animals Satisfactory1 AV Work sample
Music Year 1 Responding: Carnival of Animals Limited1 AV Work sample
Year 6 English Writing – Persuasive letter/email
Year 6 Mathematics Number and Algebra – Pascal's Triangle
Year 6 Science Physical Sciences – Foil circuit investigation
Year 7 English Writing – Persuasive letter/email
Year 7 Mathematics Measurement and Geometry – Perimeter and area
Year 7 Science Chemical Sciences – Cleaning water investigation"
Economics and Business – Retail Shopping
English Year 6 Writing – Persuasive letter/email
Mathematics Year 6 Number and Algebra – Pascal's Triangle
Science Year 6 Physical Sciences – Foil circuit investigation
English Year 7 Writing – Persuasive letter/email
Mathematics Year 7 Measurement and Geometry – Perimeter and area
Science Year 7 Chemical Sciences – Cleaning water investigation
English Year 4 Book Review Excellent1 Work sample
English Year 4 Book Review Excellent2 Work sample
English Year 4 Book Review High1 Work sample
English Year 4 Book Review High2 Work sample
English Year 4 Book Review High3 Work sample
English Year 4 Book Review High4 Work sample
English Year 4 Book Review Satisfactory1 Work sample
English Year 4 Book Review Satisfactory2 Work sample
English Year 4 Book Review Satisfactory3 Work sample
English Year 4 Book Review Satisfactory4 Work sample
English Year 4 Book Review Limited1 Work sample
English Year 4 Book Review Limited2 Work sample
English Writing Year 6 Persuasive Letter Excellent1 Work sample
English Writing Year 6 Persuasive Letter excellent2 Work sample
English Writing Year 6 Persuasive Letter High1 Work sample
English writing year 6 persuasive Letter High2 Work sample
English writing Year 6 Persuasive Letter Satisfactory1 Work sample
English Writing Year 6 Persuasive Letter Satisfactory2 Work sample
English Writing Year 6 Persuasive Letter Satisfactory3 Work sample
English Writing Year 6 Persuasive Letter Limited1 Work sample
English Writing Year 6 Persuasive Letter Limited2 Work sample
English Writing Year 6 Persuasive Letter Limited3 Work sample
General Information, SIRS and Enrolments
2018 School Briefings Webinar
Sven Sorenson (08) 9273 6390
School leaders are now able to register for the 2018 School Briefings Webinar for remote and regionals Western Australian schools and for international schools offering the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline (the Outline) or the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
School Principals and Deputy Principals are invited to register to attend a briefing about the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s 2018 areas of emphasis.
This briefing has been organised to provide updates on the Outline for Years P-10 and the WACE. The briefing will be presented by Russell Dyer, Executive Director, Examinations, Certification and Testing at the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.
Thursday, 3 May 2018 starting at 4pm. The session will run for 90 minutes.
To register for this session, go to https://educationwa.webex.com/educationwa/k2/j.php?MTID=ta14eeba4a60134a21485e277d0a2e750 and register.
School Information Briefings 2018 – publication of presentation slides
Sarah Clough Sarah.Clough@scsa.wa.edu.au (08) 9273 6396
School leaders are advised they may now view slides featured in the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s School Information Briefings 2018 for Primary Schools and for Secondary Schools:
Copies of the slides may also be found in the Authority’s Kindergarten to Year 10 site and the Years 11 and 12 site.
Allocation of WA Student Number for Primary Students 2018
Lynn Galbraith (08) 9273 6702
With the introduction of NAPLAN online for all schools in 2019, it is now time to request all schools register their primary (K – 6) students with a Western Australian Student Number (WASN) and upload their information to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. This includes Primary Schools, District High Schools, Remote Community Schools and all K – 12 Schools.
This information is required by the end of Term 3 2018.
The WASN allocated remains with a student until the end of their Senior Secondary schooling and it is important that we avoid duplication of records where possible.
To request your WASNs please send a spreadsheet to firstname.lastname@example.org and include each students’ legal surname, legal first name, date of birth and academic year. We will check to see if the student already has a number, and advise appropriately, or request new numbers.
The process for uploading primary student information is exactly the same as for secondary students, through a Student Registration and Demographic (SRGDG) file to the Student Information Records System (SIRS).
The link to the SIRS Information Page on our website is https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/sirs-info/primary-schools, where you can find a Student Registration Procedures Manual 2018, a Guide to Uploading SRGDG file as well as some online training videos.
All schools new to this process have been contacted with instructions on how to request numbers, create and upload their file to SIRS. If your school has not yet received these instructions please contact email@example.com and a member of the data team will be able to assist.
For assistance with logging on and passwords, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require any assistance with creating or uploading your data, please contact a member of the data team on 9273 6344 or email email@example.com.
All schools are reminded to update their student information on a regular basis by uploading their SRGDG to SIRS. This also ensures accuracy of data and avoids duplication of records.
2018 Year 10 information materials
Iyleen Vickers (08) 9273 6348
The 2018 Year 10 information materials are now available on the Authority website at http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/year-10-information.
The materials include the Year 10 Information Handbook 2018 and Senior secondary schooling 2018–19 Information for Parents (slides). The handbook and slides have been updated to reflect the WACE requirements for 2018.
The slides have been developed to support schools in their presentations to Year 10 students and their parents about course selections for Year 11 and Year 12. Some ‘blank’ slides have been included for schools to add information about the courses and programs on offer in the school.
Teaching and Assessment
English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) eligibility timelines
Louise Dodman (08) 9273 6785
Schools are advised that the submission dates for EAL/D eligibility applications have been extended for students applying for extra Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) time and have been updated to include students applying for Year 12 EAL/D course enrolment in 2019 and 2020. Furthermore, all students may submit their applications at any time from when they are in Year 9 to ascertain their eligibility status.
Schools should note that a student who has not submitted an EAL/D eligibility application by the published submission date will not be able to enrol in a Year 12 EAL/D course for that year and/or will not receive the extra 10 minutes for OLNA.
The way in which schools can find out the outcome of the submission of an EAL/D eligibility application is by generating the report CSE198 in the Student Information and Record System (SIRS). The instructions for this are located on the EAL/D page of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) website:
Please allow five working days for the processing of eligibility applications at peak times.
For information regarding the EAL/D eligibility application process, refer to the EAL/D Course page on the Authority’s website:
Submission dates for eligibility applications
Please note that, due to internal deadlines, the following dates are final:
Students applying for Year 12 EAL/D course enrolment
15 February 2019
Year 12 students in 2019 applying for 2019.
14 February 2020
Year 12 students in 2020 applying for 2020.
Students applying for extra OLNA time
8 August 2018
Students applying for the September 2018 round of OLNA.
14 February 2019
Students applying for the March 2019 round of OLNA.
14 August 2019
Students applying for the September 2019 round of OLNA.
Year 6 and Year 7 Moderation 2018
Mandy Hudson (08) 9273 6755
Teachers of English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences are advised that expressions of interest are now open to participate in the Year 6 and Year 7 moderation process.
In 2017, the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) conducted a Year 6 and Year 7 pilot moderation process and this has been extended in 2018. The purpose of the moderation process is to work with schools and teachers to develop a comprehensive and shared understanding of the Year 6 and 7 achievement standards. Teachers will develop an understanding of the benefits and use of marking keys as diagnostic tools and in making valid, reliable and consistent judgements on student achievement. The deep analysis of the standards, along with engagement with the assessment pointers, will also support teachers to collect evidence in order make judgements for reporting purposes. Schools who participate in the moderation process with the Authority will be able to apply the model within their school for school-based moderation and comparability practices across all year levels.
Successful applicants in the Year 6 and Year 7 moderation process will:
- receive moderation tasks with marking keys developed by the Authority for English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences
- be provided with the opportunity to review the moderation tasks and marking keys, and provide feedback to the Authority
- administer the moderation tasks during the allotted time frame
- select a specific number of student work samples which demonstrate a spread of achievement against the standard
- nominate a representative to attend a moderation workshop held by the Authority.
The timeline for the 2018 moderation process is as follows:
30 April – 14 May 2018
Schools register expressions of interest to the Authority.
14 –18 May 2018
The Authority contacts registered schools with further information and the draft moderation tasks to provide feedback.
21 – 25 May 2018
Schools provide feedback to the Authority on the draft moderation tasks.
18 –22 June 2018
The Authority provides registered schools with the final moderation tasks.
23 – 27 July
Schools administer the tasks.
23 July – 10 August 2018
Schools prepare for the moderation workshop, selecting 5 to 10 samples of student work across a spread of achievement. Samples will need to be unmarked with the student name removed or covered.
6 – 24 August 2018
The Authority will hold moderation workshops. Registered schools will be provided with details closer to the date.
Registered schools will have the responsibility to consider the curriculum content that will be covered in the moderation task to plan and sequence their teaching and learning accordingly. This will ensure that the relevant prior learning has taken place before the moderation tasks have been administered.
The link to the registration page is provided below. Schools can choose to participate in all learning areas or a selection of learning areas.