Kto10 Circulars

May 2016

General

The new Authority website and Extranet access

Contact
Sarah Clough
(08) 9273 6396
sarah.clough@scsa.wa.edu.au

The Authority has recently launched its new website with updated materials. The site now has three subsites:

Each site has been updated with new materials, navigation and search functionality. Find out more about the updates.

The site’s Extranet facility (secure area) has also been updated for teachers to access additional support materials.

Existing users will have an account in the new system and should have received an email with their new username and password. Users who did not receive this email can request their new details via email at lmshelp@scsa.wa.edu.au.

Please note that the Extranet user name is the user's registered email address.

Teachers and final year University education students who do not already have an account can register at: http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/extranet/login using their Teacher Registration Board (TRB) number or a valid university email address. Once users have registered successfully they will be able to login using their username (registered email address) and the password they have set during the registration process.

We have been experiencing some issues with the transition to the new system which we are working to resolve. If users are having trouble registering or logging in please contact the Authority via email at lmshelp@scsa.wa.edu.au.

As part of this revision, the existing P – Year 10 Judging Standards materials for English, mathematics, science and history (until December 2016) were moved to the Authority’s Extranet. The Judging Standards materials for all learning areas, including those published in 2016 for Humanities and Social Sciences and Health and Physical Education, will be housed in the Extranet for privacy of student work samples, especially those relating to performance.

Learn how to access the Judging Standards materials at: http://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/150783/accessing-judging-standards_infographic.pdf.

English - Speaking and Listening Judging Standards Materials

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

The Judging Standards materials for English – Speaking and Listening will be available on the Authority Extranet during June 2016. This includes the Achievement Standard, Assessment Pointers and Annotated Student Work Samples for each year.

The Extranet (secure area) login is: http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/extranet/login. As outlined in the previous Circular item, teachers can find out more about how to access the Judging Standards materials on the Extranet at: http://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/150783/accessing-judging-standards_infographic.pdf.

The Judging Standards materials for Pre-primary to Year 10 Speaking and Listening are mapped against v8.1 of the Australian Curriculum. The Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline has been updated to include the revised Australian Curriculum (v8.1) for English.

Teachers will note the Achievement Standards have been placed into the modes. The revised Judging Standards materials for Reading and Viewing; Writing and Creating are currently under development and will be available during Semester 2. Teachers who wish to provide work samples for these modes, or to work with the Authority, are invited to contact Mandy Hudson.

2016 Year 10 Information Handbook and Year 10 Parent Presentation PowerPoint available online

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

The Authority’s 2016 Year 10 Information Handbook and Year 10 Parent Presentation PowerPoint is now available online via the publications tab at: http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/.

The Year 10 Parent Presentation PowerPoint has been developed to support schools for their Year 10 parent presentation.

The handbook is essential reading for Year 10 students, their families and teachers. Students can save the handbook on a favourite device and type notes into the notes section.

Schools should encourage students to read this information handbook carefully. It contains information for students on:

  • how to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
  • the Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA)
  • WACE requirements
  • WACE courses
  • Unit equivalents
  • Endorsed programs
  • study options.

OLNA 2016 Round 1 Reports

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

OLNA 2016 Round 1 reports are now available through Student Information Records System (SIRS).

The two reports are designed to support teachers identify skills that Category 1 and 2 students are finding challenging:

  • Individual list of skills (both categories) – LAN005
  • Group report of skills (both categories) – LAN004.

Schools are encouraged to distribute these reports to relevant members of staff to assist with a student’s demonstration of the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy.

Interim reports (LAN006) can be distributed to students and/or parents.

Summary reports of overall student and schools' performance are also available (LAN003, LAN011) to support school planning and review processes.

English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) resources for teachers of K–10 Western Australian Curriculum

Contact
Louise Dodman (08) 9273 6785
louise.dodman@scsa.wa.edu.au

Teachers delivering the K–10 Western Australian Curriculum are advised that support materials for the teaching and assessing of EAL/D students are now available on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (Authority) website. These materials include:

  • EAL/D overview and advice
  • EAL/D English Pre-Primary to Year 10
  • EAL/D Mathematics Pre-Primary to Year 10
  • EAL/D Science Pre-Primary to Year 10
  • EAL/D Humanities and Social Sciences Pre-Primary to Year 10.

All of these documents have been either adapted from ACARA documents or recently developed to align with the K–10 Western Australian Curriculum. They can be used to support the identification, teaching and assessment of EAL/D students. They can be accessed at the following link:

http://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/principles/guiding-principles/student-diversity/english-and-an-additional-language-or-dialect.

[email version]