Department of Education

Western Australian Curriculum Support

Implementation of the Western Australian Curriculum
Implementation of the Western Australian Curriculum
The Western Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all Western Australian students.

Western Australian Curriculum Support

Review of the Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting policy and procedures (CAR)

11 February 2019
Differences between current Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting policy and procedures (CAR) 2015 and the new Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting (CAR) in public schools policy and procedures (2019)

Change

Current CAR policy and procedures

New CAR policy and procedures

Title

Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting policy and procedures (CAR)

Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting (CAR) in public schools policy and procedures

Wording about curriculum

Western Australian Curriculum

Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline

Wording about senior secondary students

  • to all senior secondary students (typically Years 11 and 12) that addresses their specific learning needs, and is consistent with the requirements of the Western Australian Certificate of Education
  • to all Years 11 and 12 students that addresses their specific learning needs, and is consistent with the requirements of the Western Australian Certificate of Education Manual

Wording about curriculum instruction in literacy and numeracy

  • that provides all students from kindergarten to the end of the primary school years with opportunities to receive at least fifty percent of curriculum instruction in literacy and numeracy
  • that provides all students from Kindergarten to the end of the primary school years with at least fifty percent of curriculum instruction in literacy and numeracy

Wording about physical activity

  • that provides all students from Kindergarten to Year 10 with the opportunity to participate in at least two hours of physical activity each week, during the school day, as part of the learning program.
  • that provides all students from Kindergarten to Year 10 with at least two hours of physical activity each week, during the school day, as part of the school’s structured teaching and learning program.

Wording about the authority of principals

Principals have the final authority to determine the content of the school based assessment and reporting plan.

Principals will approve the final content of the school based assessment and reporting plan.

Guidance

Guidance
The School Curriculum and Standards Authority determines the curriculum directions for Kindergarten to Year 12 education in Western Australia and provides direction for the development, accreditation and assessment of senior secondary school courses.

For Kindergarten to Year 10, the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline sets out the curriculum, guiding principles for teaching, learning and assessment, and support for teachers in their assessment and reporting of student achievement.

For senior secondary, the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Manual describes the policies and procedures to be followed in relation to achieving the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
Further information is also available on the Department’s Curriculum Support website.

Guidance
The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is responsible for Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum, assessment, standards and reporting for all Western Australian Schools. Schools must meet the requirements of the Authority in delivering curriculum to their students.

Information on the requirements that all students from Kindergarten to the end of the primary school years are provided with at least fifty percent of curriculum instruction in literacy and numeracy and two hours of physical activity each week is available on the Authority’s Notional Time Allocation Guideline: Pre-Primary to Year 10.

Guidance

Guidance
The requirements of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority for assessment and reporting plans include that principals and teachers:

  • provide individual students with feedback on their learning
  • use student achievement information to inform planning for future learning programs;
  • make judgments of student achievement in relation to expected standards;
  • administer prescribed national, State and system assessments to students and distribute the associated reports to parents; and
  • communicate with parents about student achievement and progress.

In Western Australia, the School Curriculum and Standards Authority is responsible for setting the standards of student achievement, and for the assessment and certification of student achievement according to those standards.

Further information is also available on the Department’s Curriculum Support website.

Guidance
In Western Australia, the School Curriculum and Standards Authority is responsible for setting the standards of student achievement, and for the assessment and certification of student achievement according to those standards.

While the Department-endorsed documented plan. reporting template is mandatory for Pre-primary to Year 10, use of the Kindergarten reporting template is optional. Reporting for students undertaking a modified teaching and learning program must be linked to their documented plan.
Review of the Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting policy and procedures (CAR)
http://det.wa.edu.au/curriculumsupport/detcms/school-support-programs/curriculum-support/news-items/review-of-the-curriculum-assessment-and-reporting-policy-and-procedures-car.en

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