Kto10 Circulars

March 2018

General Information, SIRS and Enrolments

Brightpath Assessment Software – Semester 2 2018

Maureen Lorimer 
(08) 9273 6397 [Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday]

Primary school leaders are advised that registration for the Brightpath project in Semester 2 2018 will be accepted by email to Maureen Lorimer at maureen.lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au by Tuesday, 1 May 2018. This is for schools who are currently not registered to use Brightpath. Please provide the following information:

  • Name of school, address and phone number
  • School code
  • Name of Principal and email address
  • Name of Brightpath Coordinator and email address.

Newly registered schools will be contacted early Term 2 with an information package regarding the WA Student Number (WASN) plus the due date for registration and demographic information to be supplied to the Authority.  

Participation in the Brightpath project requires the following commitments:

  • application for WA Student Numbers
  • registration of all students and teachers in the project by uploading data to the Authority
  • provision by the school of appropriate support and training for all the school's teachers using the provided workshop materials
  • assess all students at least twice during the year.

The Authority will meet the cost of access to the Brightpath Basic Package for schools wishing to participate in the project. This includes unlimited access to the assessment process for all scales, and access to the following central reports:

  • Results
  • Performance profile
  • Teaching points.

Workshop materials are also provided to support school leaders in up-skilling their staff.

The Brightpath assessment and reporting software allows teachers to make reliable assessments of student achievements in a range of areas, based on student performances of classroom assessment tasks. These include:

  • Early childhood oral narrative
  • Early childhood recount
  • Information report writing
  • Narrative writing
  • Persuasive writing
  • Science investigation.

The software records the results of assessments and reports a range of formative and summative information to teachers and principals. This provides an informed basis for developing teaching programs that target the needs of individual students. It facilitates efficient and systematic collection of school-wide data to support rigorous evaluation of both teaching and learning.

If you require further clarification please contact Maureen Lorimer, Principal Consultant, Strategic Projects on 9273 6397 [Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday] or by email at maureen.lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au.

Alternative Curriculum and Reporting Recognition Process 2018

Maureen Lorimer 
(08) 9273 6397 [Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday]

Schools who plan to implement a curriculum that is different to the P–10 Western Australian Curriculum and/or a different method of reporting student achievement, as outlined in the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy, are invited to notify their intention to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) to seek recognition.

The Notice of Intention template is available at https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/teaching/alternative-curriculum-recognition.  

Please submit the Notice of Intention to patricia.dunnett@scsa.wa.edu.au by the 31 May 2018.  Submissions are due by the 29 June 2018.

In 2018, the Authority will accept alternative curriculum submissions for the following Pre-primary to Year 10 learning areas:

English                                                                  Health and Physical Education

Mathematics                                                          Languages (Year 3)

Science                                                                 Technologies

Humanities and Social Sciences                           The Arts

Information is provided at https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/teaching/alternative-curriculum-recognition to assist schools and organisations to prepare for submissions to the Authority’s Alternative Curriculum/Reporting Recognition Review Panel.

Any questions in regard to this information should be directed to Maureen Lorimer, Principal Consultant, Strategic Projects (maureen.lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au) or Patricia Dunnett, Principal Consultant, Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy (patricia.dunnett@scsa.wa.edu.au).