Kto10 Circulars

February-2 2018

General Information, SIRS and Enrolments

Important information about OLNA March 2018

Contact
Andrew Sinfield (08) 9273 6738
andrew.sinfield@scsa.wa.edu.au

OLNA helpdesk (08) 9273 6726
olna@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools are asked to note the following important dates and information.

https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/olna
https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/testing/olna

The March 2018 OLNA testing window
Writing – Tuesday 6 March to Friday 9 March
Numeracy and reading – Tuesday 6 March to Thursday 29 March
Alternative test dates are not available for schools or individuals who make arrangements to undertake camps, travel, work experience or other activities that prevent completion of the OLNA during the testing window.

Student Information Records System (SIRS) reports: LAN001 and LAN002
LAN001 – Registration of all 2018 Year 10, 11 and 12 students must be completed before they appear in the OLNA student list.
LAN002 ­­– Student usernames and passwords will be available from SIRS on Monday 26 February 2018.  

EAL/D eligibility              
To be granted an extra ten minutes to complete the OLNA reading, writing and numeracy tests students must be registered as eligible to be enrolled in a Year 12 EAL/D course.
Forms and deadlines are available under Extra time for OLNAvia https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/english/english-as-an-additional-language-or-dialect.

Disability adjustment requests
Schools will only need to request disability adjustment for students once each year.  The following will apply:

  • All disability adjustments provided to students in the March 2018 round will be automatically provided to students in the September 2018 round.
  • For students with a newly diagnosed disability or a change in the severity of their disability, schools will need to make a new request for adjustment before the September deadline.
  • Adjustment for March 2018 must be entered into the OLNA Dashboard by 15 February 2018. Due to processing requirements late requests will not be accepted.

For more information, visit the following links: https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/olna/disability-adjustments and https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/disability-adjustment-guidelines

Sitting OLNA at TAFE Admissions (for entry into TAFE) while of compulsory school age
Students will only be able to sit the OLNA at TAFE Admissions if they have not sat in the previous OLNA round. If a student sits an OLNA test with TAFE Admissions this sit will count as one of the six opportunities for each component available to students of compulsory school age.

OLNA publications and forms
All OLNA publications and forms are now available from the Authority website at https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/olna/schools.


2018 Key Messages – Primary School Leader Briefings and workshop

Contact
Patricia Dunnett
(08) 9273 6794
patricia.dunnett@scsa.wa.edu.au

Primary school principals, deputy principals and up to two teachers per school are invited to register to attend a briefing about the School Curriculum and Standards Authority's 2018 Key Messages and a workshop.

The briefing will provide an update on the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline for Years K – 6.

Following the briefing, the workshop will unpack the Authority’s mandated policy requirements to highlight the relationship between the planning, teaching and assessment and reporting process. Participants will engage with the Authority’s assessment support materials to them to make consistent judgments on student achievement, provide valid feedback and engage in reflective practice. The workshop will also explore the challenges and opportunities in planning, teaching and assessing in a multi age group classroom.

The briefings will be presented across the State, in February and March, by the Authority's Executive Director Allan Blagaich and senior members of his executive team.

Date

Location

Monday 19 February

Kalgoorlie

Wednesday 21 February

Northam

Friday 23 February

Broome

Tuesday 27 February

Albany

Wednesday 7 March

Geraldton

Friday 9 March

Esperance

Monday 12 March

Busselton

Tuesday 12 March

Bunbury

Monday 19 March

Narrogin

Wednesday 21 March

Mandurah

Friday 23 March

Port Hedland

Tuesday 27 March

Metro (South)

Wednesday 28 March

Metro (North)

Register now at https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/events/2018-briefings.

Letter sent to Principals by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Board Chair

Contact
Jo Merrey
(08) 9273 6348
jo.merrey@scsa.wa.edu.au

The Chair of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Board, Patrick Garnett, outlined to all school principals activities planned to meet specific goal in relation to the current Strategic Plan.

In particular, Professor Garnett outlined

  • Kindergarten to Year 10 Languages, the Arts, Technologies, NAPLAN Online and moderation trial
    • implementation of the Arts P-10, Technologies P-10 and Languages Year 3 commence this year for all schools
    • trial planned for schools to participate in NAPLAN Online
    • publication of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Framework
    • Year 6/7 moderation process in 2017 for English, Mathematics and Science will be continued in 2018, and extended to include Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Year 11 and Year 12 curriculum and standards
    • syllabus delivery audit for all ATAR Year 12 courses
    • consensus moderation processes for selected courses
    • non-approval of grades processes.
  • P–12 school information briefings
    • details about upcoming briefings for secondary school principals and deputy principals
    • details about upcoming briefings and optional workshops for primary principals, deputy principals and up to two classroom teachers per school.

A copy of the letter sent to principals may be viewed here under News: https://scsa.wa.edu.au/ and https://scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/communication-to-schools.

Teaching and Assessment

Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline – Full implementation of Teaching and Reporting for Languages, Year 3 and Technologies and The Arts by Semester One, 2018

Contact

Languages
Mandy Hudson(08) 9273 6755                                  
Mandy.Hudson@scsa.wa.edu.au

Technologies
Graeme Quelch (08) 9273 6758
Graeme.Quelch@scsa.wa.edu.au

The Arts
John Newman (08) 9273 6757
John.Newman@scsa.wa.edu.au

The Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline (the Outline) sets out the mandated Western Australian curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements.

As outlined in the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy and Policy Standards schools are required to fully implement (teach, assess and report on student achievement) Technologies, The Arts and Languages (Year 3) by the end of Semester One, 2018.

When implementing the Technologies syllabuses from the Outline, all students will study both Technologies subjects each year from Pre-primary to the end of Year 8. Design and Technologies includes four contexts which are: Engineering principles and systems; Food and fibre production; Food specialisations; Materials and technologies specialisations. Students have the opportunity to study at least one of the contexts.

When implementing The Arts syllabuses from the Outline, all students will study at least two of the five Arts subjects, including at least one performance arts subject (Dance, Drama or Music) and one visual arts subject (Media Arts or Visual Arts) each year from Pre-primary to the end of Year 8.

In Years 9 and 10, the study of Technologies and The Arts is optional. However, if schools offer Technologies or The Arts, they are required to deliver the mandated syllabuses and report on the mandated achievement standards. For example, if reporting on a student’s achievement in Drama in Year 10, the teaching and learning program and reporting on student achievement must be based on the Drama Year 10 syllabus from the Outline.

While schools must formally implement the Year 3 Languages syllabus from the Outline by the end of Semester 1, 2018, teaching, assessing and reporting on student achievement for all other years will continue to be against the Curriculum Framework. If a school is delivering Languages from the Outline to other year groups, teachers must report student achievement against the year level achievement standard.

For Pre-primary, Year 1 and Year 2, schools may implement Languages syllabuses from the Outline in 2018 including, teaching, assessing and reporting to parents/carers by the end of Semester 1, 2018. However, should a school decide to implement the curriculum for Years 4, 5 and/or 6 in 2018, or before the year in which the syllabuses are scheduled for implementation (Year 4 in 2019, Year 5 in 2020, Year 6 in 2021), the reasons should be based on the Language teacher’s professional judgement that the students have had sufficient exposure to the curriculum content and opportunity to acquire the linguistic skills required to confidently meet the achievement standards of the syllabus for that year.


General Information, SIRS and Enrolments

Important information about OLNA March 2018

Contact
Andrew Sinfield
(08) 9273 6738
andrew.sinfield@scsa.wa.edu.au

OLNA helpdesk (08) 9273 6726
olna@scsa.wa.edu.au

https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/olnahttps://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/testing/olna

Schools are asked to note the following important dates and information:

March 2018 OLNA testing window
Writing – Tuesday 6 March to Friday 9 March
Numeracy and Reading – Tuesday 6 March to Thursday 29 March

Student Information Records System (SIRS) reports:
LAN001 – Registration of all 2018 Year 10, 11 and 12 students must be completed before they appear in the OLNA student list.
LAN002 ­­– Student usernames and passwords will be available in SIRS on Monday 26 February 2018.

Further information on how to access these reports is available in the OLNA Handbook via https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/olna/schools.

Preparation of students

In preparation for the OLNA, students should:

Further information on steps coordinators should take to prepare students for the OLNA is contained on pages 58–69 in the OLNA Handbook available via
https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/olna/schools.

Preparation of school and staff

Coordinators should:

  • provide supervisors with their OLNA timetable.
  • organise mode/s of communication to manage difficulties should they arise.
  • advise supervisors that if a student’s device/browser freezes during the writing component, the supervisor should phone the OLNA helpdesk where they will be authorised to take a screen shot of the student’s work and will be asked to email it to olna@scsa.wa.edu.au.

Further information on steps coordinators should take, including a checklist (page 25), to prepare for the OLNA is contained in the OLNA Handbook available via https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/olna/schools.

Technical preparations

IT staff/Coordinators should ensure that:

  • the school’s internet and network infrastructure is able to handle the expected load of students sitting the OLNA and any other users accessing the internet.
  • non-urgent system maintenance and upgrades are not conducted during the OLNA period. Changes to the IT system can affect delivery and collection of OLNA data.

Further information on the checks that schools’ IT staff should undertake is contained in the OLNA Test-delivery website user guide available via https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/olna/schools.

OLNA publications and forms
All OLNA publications and forms are now available from the Authority website at https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/olna/schools.


Alternative Curriculum Recognition 2018

Contact
Maureen Lorimer
(08) 9273 6397 [Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday]
maureen.lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools who plan to implement a curriculum that is different to the P-10 Western Australian Curriculum and/or a different method of reporting student achievement, as outlined in the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy, are advised that they must apply to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) to seek recognition.

In 2018, the Authority will accept alternative curriculum submissions for the following Pre-primary to Year 10 learning areas:

English                                                           Health and Physical Education

Mathematics                                                   Languages (Year 3)

Science                                                          Technologies

Humanities and Social Sciences                    The Arts

Information is provided at https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/teaching/alternative-curriculum-recognition to explain the process of recognition of well-established alternative curriculum (and/or reporting on student achievement) as meeting the requirements of the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline and to assist organisations to prepare for submissions to the Authority’s Alternative Curriculum/Reporting Recognition Review Panel.

Submissions by schools and education providers for recognition of an alternative curriculum (and/or reporting on student achievement) that aligns with the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline should be made to the Authority using the templates provided on the Authority’s website.

Any questions in regard to this information should be forwarded to Ms Maureen Lorimer, Principal Consultant, Strategic Projects (maureen.lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au).


Abilities Based Learning Education, Western Australia (ABLEWA)

Contact
Maureen Lorimer
(08) 9273 6397 [Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday]
maureen.lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au

School leaders and teachers are advised that the ABLES Assessment Tool within the ABLEWA resources (https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/resources/ablewa) has been updated to include four new assessment instruments:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Digital Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Movement and Physical Activity.

These resources will assist Western Australian teachers to create high-quality targeted classroom programs by applying the assessment tool to identify their students' readiness to learn across the seven learning domains (Critical and Creative Thinking, Digital Literacy, English – Reading and Writing, English – Speaking and Listening, Mathematics, Movement and Physical Activity and Personal and Social Capability) and using the curriculum content descriptions and achievement standards for Stages A to D, in all learning areas, except Languages, as provided in the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline.

If you have any questions about ABLEWA, please contact Maureen Lorimer, Principal Consultant, Strategic Projects at maureen.lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au.


Teaching and Assessment

Update on support materials for the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline

Contact
Mandy Hudson
(08) 9273 6755
mandy.husdon@scsa.wa.edu.au

John Newman (08) 9273 6757
john.newman@scsa.wa.edu.au

Graeme Quelch (08) 9273 6758
graeme.quelch@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools are now able to access a range of support materials relevant to all eight learning areas via the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline. Users should note that support materials related to judging standards are stored behind the Extranet and require a log in. For more information, please see this link: https://scsa.wa.edu.au/extranet/login.

Learning Area

Support Materials

Link

English

English Speaking and Listening Year 1 Sample Assessment Task

English Speaking and Listening Year 6 Sample Assessment Task

English Speaking and Listening Year 7

Year 1 samples

Year 6 samples

Year 7 samples

Annotated work samples for Year 6

Annotated work samples for Year 7

Annotated work samples for Year 9

Annotated work samples for Year 10
(requires extranet log in)

Year 6 annotated samples

Year 7 annotated samples

Year 9 annotated samples

Year 10 annotated samples

Languages

Chinese PP annotated work samples

Chinese Year 4 annotated work samples

Chinese Year 5 annotated work samples

Italian Year 1 annotated work samples

Italian Year 2 annotated work samples

French Year 4 annotated work samples

German Year 1 annotated work samples

German Year 2 annotated work samples

German Year 5 annotated work samples

German Year 6 annotated work samples
(requires extranet log in)

Pre-primary annotated samples

Year 1 annotated samples

Year 2 annotated samples

Year 4 annotated samples

Year 5 annotated samples

Year 6 annotated samples

Assessment Pointers for Years 7 to Year 10

Year 7 Assessment Pointers

Year 8 Assessment Pointers

Year 9 Assessment Pointers

Year 10 Assessment Pointers

Mathematics

Annotated work samples for Year 1

Annotated work samples for Year 2

Annotated work samples for Year 3

Annotated work samples for Year 4

Annotated work samples for Year 5
(requires extranet log in)

Year 1 annotated samples

Year 2 annotated samples

Year 3 annotated samples

Year 4 annotated samples

Year 5 annotated samples

Technologies

Sample Assessment Tasks for Years 7 to 10

Pre-primary samples

Year 1 samples

Year 2 samples

Year 3 samples

Year 4 samples

Year 5 samples

Year 6 samples

Year 7 samples

Year 8 samples

Year 9 samples

Year 10 samples

Annotated work samples for Years P to 10
(requires extranet log in)

Pre-primary annotated samples

Year 1 annotated samples

Year 2 annotated samples

Year 3 annotated samples

Year 4 annotated samples

Year 5 annotated samples

Year 6 annotated samples

Year 7 annotated samples

Year 8 annotated samples

Year 9 annotated samples

Year 10 annotated samples

The Arts

(Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts)

Sample Assessment Tasks for Years 7 to 10

Year 7 samples

Year 8 samples

Year 9 samples

Year 10 samples

Annotated work samples for Years P to 10
(requires extranet log in)

Pre-primary annotated samples

Year 1 annotated samples

Year 2 annotated samples

Year 3 annotated samples

Year 4 annotated samples

Year 5 annotated samples

Year 6 annotated samples

Year 7 annotated samples

Year 8 annotated samples

Year 9 annotated samples

Year 10 annotated samples


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