Kto10 Circulars

November 2018

General Information

Year 6 and Year 7 Moderation 2019

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

The Board of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority has approved the continuation of Year 6 and Year 7 Moderation for 2019. To facilitate teacher planning for next year, teachers of English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences are advised that the content for the 2019 common task, to be used in the moderation is listed below.

Participating schools in 2019 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. Online registration for participation in the moderation will be open to schools in January 2019 with further details in the first circular of the year.

For more information about the curriculum content for moderation for English, Mathematics and Science, please go to https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/moderation-pilot.


Judging Standards: New annotated work samples for Languages and English

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

John Newman (08) 9273 6757 – English
John.Newman@scsa.wa.edu.au

New annotated work samples have been published for Languages and English on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website under Assessment > Judging Standards. The new samples can be accessed through the links in the table below. Note: you will need to log into the extranet to access these materials.

Languages

Year 5 German

Hier wohne ich

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/judgingstandards/judging-standards-choose-a-year/year-5/languages

Year 8 French

Le Poisson D'Avril

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/judgingstandards/judging-standards-choose-a-year/year-8/languages

Year 8 Chinese

My Family Holiday

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/judgingstandards/judging-standards-choose-a-year/year-8/languages

Year 8 German

Where did you go on holiday?

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/judgingstandards/judging-standards-choose-a-year/year-8/languages

Year 9 Italian

Esami e comiti!

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/judgingstandards/judging-standards-choose-a-year/year-9/languages

Year 9 Italian

Rapporti

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/judgingstandards/judging-standards-choose-a-year/year-9/languages

English

Year 1

Writing: Narrative

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/judgingstandards/judging-standards-choose-a-year/year-1/english

Year 3

Writing:

Olympic Games

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/judgingstandards/judging-standards-choose-a-year/year-3

Year 7

Documentary analysis

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/judgingstandards/judging-standards-choose-a-year/year-7/english

Year 8

Autobiographical writing

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/judgingstandards/judging-standards-choose-a-year/year-8/english

Year 8

Creative writing

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/judgingstandards/judging-standards-choose-a-year/year-8/english


Curriculum Advisory Committees 2019

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

Practising teachers, and representatives of the following organisations: education offices, professional associations, universities, training, industry and community, are invited to nominate for the Curriculum Advisory Committees in the following phases of learning:

  • Late Adolescence and Early Adulthood (Years 11 and 12)
  • Early and Middle Adolescence (Years 7 – 10)
  • Middle and Late Childhood (Years 3 – 6)
  • Early Childhood (Years K – 2).

As the K – 10 committees will be a new addition to the committee structure, primary teachers in particular are encouraged to apply.

The Nomination Form is accessible via the following link:

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4579100/Curriculum-Advisory-Committee-Nomination-Form.

As part of the nomination process you will be required to attach a 3 page curriculum vitae and an endorsement form (available to download from first page of Nomination Form).

The Terms of Reference are available via the above link and describe the structure and composition of the committees.

Applications close on Thursday 29 November 2018.

Please contact Ms Maureen Lorimer, Principal Consultant – Strategic Projects, by email (Maureen.Lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au) if you require further information.


2019 Draft practical marking keys for Year 12 ATAR courses in Design, Italian: Second Language, Japanese: Second Language and Music Composition (portfolio) only

Contact
Kerry Cribb (08) 9273 6787
Kerry.Cribb@scsa.wa.edu.au

Teachers of ATAR Year 12 courses in Design, Italian: Second Language, Japanese: Second Language and Music Composition (portfolio) only are advised that minor modifications have been made to the practical marking keys in preparation for teaching in 2019.

‘Draft’ 2019 practical marking keys for the courses stated above are available on the course page on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website. The ‘Draft’ marking keys are not for consultation but may be used by schools now in preparation for the 2019 school year.

The finalised practical requirements documents and practical marking keys for all courses will be published in March 2019.


General Information, SIRS and Enrolments

Registration of students on the Student Information Records System (SIRS) in 2019

Contact
Lynn Galbraith (08) 9273 6702
lynn.galbraith@scsa.wa.edu.au
dataservices@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools and other education providers are asked to note the last date for the initial upload of student registration and demographic information to the Student Information Records System (SIRS) in 2019.  Please do not leave it until the last date to upload your data.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

  • Initial 2019 registration and demographic information for Years 10–12 students (required for Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) student lists and password generation)
  • Initial 2019 registration and demographic information for ALL Kindergarten–Year 6 students where these students attend schools either administering National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) Online or delivering Brightpath
  • Initial 2019 registration and demographic information for all Year 7 and Year 9 students where these students attend schools administering NAPLAN Online
  • Initial 2019 registration information for all teachers where students attend schools delivering Brightpath.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

  • Registration and demographic information for all remaining Years 7–9 students is due to be uploaded to SIRS on Thursday, 14 March 2019.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

  • Registration and demographic information for Kindergarten–Year 6 students where these students attend schools not administering NAPLAN Online or delivering Brightpath is due to be uploaded on Thursday, 11 April 2019.

Updates to registration and demographic information should be uploaded into SIRS on a regular basis for the remainder of the year.

Details of how to register students are provided in the updated Data Procedures Manual 2018, with links to assist schools using Reporting to Parents, MAZE, and Excel.  There is also a separate Student Registration Procedures Manual 2018 – Primary Students found at https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/349641/Student-Registration-Procedures-Manual-2018-Primary-Students.pdf to assist primary schools with creating and uploading their Student Registration and Demographic File (SRGDG).

Schools are requested to include their school code in any correspondence.


Teaching and Assessment

Curriculum Advisory Committees 2019

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

An expansion of the current Years 11 and 12 Course Advisory Committees will be implemented for 2019 to include not only committees for the Late Adolescence and Early Adulthood (Years 11 and 12) phase of learning but also to support the following phases of learning:

  • the Early and Middle Adolescence (Years 7 – 10)
  • the Middle and Late Childhood (Years 3 – 6)
  • the Early Childhood (Years K – 2).

Practising teachers, and representatives of the following organisations: education system/sector offices, professional associations, universities, training, industry and community, are invited to nominate for the newly formed committees. The Nomination Form, including the Terms of Reference, is accessible via the following link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4579100/Curriculum-Advisory-Committee-Nomination-Form.

You will be required to gain endorsement as part of the nomination process.

Applications close on Thursday 29 November 2018.

These committees will be responsible for providing expert advice to the Authority on a range of matters, including, but not limited to:

  • the Western Australian Curriculum Kindergarten to Year 12
  • the Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • the Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy and Policy Standards for Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting
  • external assessments (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA), Externally Set Tasks (ESTs) and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) course examinations)
  • assessment and moderation – Pre-primary to Year 2, Years 3 to 6, Years 7 to 10, Years 11 and 12
  • the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) syllabus requirements
  • the Australian Curriculum
  • trends and emerging issues pertaining to Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.

Please contact Maureen Lorimer, Principal Consultant – Strategic Projects, by email (maureen.lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au) if you require further information.

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