The following resources are provided to support schools to develop and implement quality school-based assessment across Foundation to Level 10.
Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA)
– VRQA guidelines that outline that schools are required to undertake ongoing assessment, monitoring and recording of all students’ performance and have policies and procedures for assessing and monitoring student progress and achievement.
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Online resources have been developed to support schools to improve their formative assessment practices. The resources include:
- – comprises of 3 components to develop and implement formative assessments into the classroom
- – online assessment tools, all aligned to the Victorian Curriculum F–10 to support assessment practices
- – online assessments in English and Mathematics that cover Levels 2 to 10 of the Victorian Curriculum
- – assessment tasks to support teachers to assess capability in the learning domain Critical and Creative Thinking
- – online assessments, all aligned to the Victorian Curriculum F–10, in Mathematics, English, Science, Health and Physical Education and Critical and Creative Thinking.
The department has developed a series of online resources to support schools in meeting the minimum requirements for registration and to develop and evaluate quality assessment processes and practices:
- – provides details on practice principles for schools to improve their assessment approach.
- – a toolkit for school leaders and teachers to use to evaluate the impact on student learning growth.
- – mandated for all Prep and Grade 1 students in government schools and is undertaken within department-defined timeframes
- – describes 17 evidence-based strategies for effective formative assessment across F–10.
Assessment of EAL proficiency and progress
For a range of tools and advice for the assessment and reporting of the English language proficiency and progress of students, refer to:
- The – mandated for use in all government schools; contains content descriptions, elaborations and achievement standards
- – support the teaching of the EAL curriculum by providing teachers with an understanding of the likely pathways students take to develop English language proficiency and providing resources to support assessment of and reporting on their English language proficiency
- – allows teachers and schools to report on the language proficiency and progress of students before they reach the achievement standards described in the EAL curriculum
- – include hypothetical student stories and annotated work samples to support teacher understanding of student’s English language proficiency level, and may be used to support decision making about next steps in a student’s learning.
- – provides information about the purpose of the curriculum, the curriculum pathways and how long a student might be assessed against the EAL curriculum.
Download translated information sheet for parents and carers about the EAL curriculum
The ‘Information sheet for parents and carers about the EAL curriculum’ document is available to download in different languages.
Reviewed 01 November 2023