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Earth Report – Level 3 Sample Unit

Assessment

The Victorian Essential Learning Standards support a combination of assessment practices:

Assessment task

Students investigate what is happening somewhere else in the world at the same time. Working with a partner, students demonstrate their ability to:

Working individually, students:

Evidence for assessment consists of:

These assessment tasks focus on collection of evidence of student learning for summative purposes. Some components could also be used to support assessment for learning and assessment as learning.

When assessing student achievement, assessment criteria can be developed from relevant standards and associated tasks or activities. The table below shows the assessment criteria related to the assessment task/s and relevant standards and the expected evidence to be used as the basis for assessment.

Assessment task

Standards

Assessment criteria
Ability to:

Evidence

Interpersonal Development – Building social relations

Work in pairs

…support each other by sharing ideas.

  • discuss and share ideas with a partner
Teacher Observation sheet (see Teacher materials) (Commence in Activity 1)

English Writing

Complete short report

… order information and sequence events using some detail of illustrative evidence …

  • describe a scene viewed in a web cam
Earth Report Part 2 on one country (Activity 4) (see Student materials)

Science Science at work

Design a simple table for recording data

…use a range of methods as appropriate to record observations and comment on trends.

  • design a table for recording data
  • record data correctly

Data record sheets for four places (Activity 2 and 3) 

Information and Communications Technology – ICT for communicating

Locate information on an internet site

…use a recommended search engine … to locate information from websites.

  • select relevant information for four places using a website
  • choose a webcam for one site

Data record sheets for four places (Activity 2 and 3) 

Earth Report Part 1 on one country (Activity 4) (see Student materials)

The assessment guide can be used to assist teachers to make judgments about whether students are working at the standard (achieved the standard), progressing towards the standard (have not met expectations of the standard) or progressing beyond the standard (have exceeded expectations of the standard) for specific assessment criteria. It is provided as a guide only and may be adapted or modified to suit particular classrooms and/or student reporting.

See the Assessment Resource for advice on developing rubrics.

Assessment Task: Earth report

Criteria
Ability to:

Progressing towards the standard

At the standard

Progressing beyond the standard

Interpersonal Development – Building social relations

  • discuss and share ideas with a partner
With support, listen and share ideas. Listen and share ideas to complete task. Listen and share ideas to complete task demonstrating respect and mutual recognition.

English – Writing

  • complete short report
Description on Earth Report about what they saw or their comparison of predicted and actual data is too limited, makes understanding difficult. Brief description of the scene on the web cam and their comparison of predicted and actual data are presented. The format is similar to the model responses created by the teacher. Description of the scene and their comparison of predicted and actual data is developed beyond the model answers. It includes additional details that clearly inform the reader about the scene on the webcam and their efforts at prediction.

Science – Science at work

  • design a table for recording data

With support, design a table for recording data.

Design a simple table for recording data.

Table includes features such as headings use of colour and may allow for additional information of interest to be added.

  • record data correctly
Data partially or incorrectly recorded. Data recorded fully and correctly. Additional features/data recorded correctly if required by design of table.

Information and Communications Technology – ICT for communicating

  • select relevant information for four places using a website
Requires support to locate four places and view current times. After initial support, locates four places and view current times. Locates four places and view current times.
  • choose a webcam for one site
With support, chooses a webcame for one site. Selects a webcam for one site but with little sense of thoughtful selection. Selectively chooses a webcam that provides meaningful information.


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