May 2020 Extraordinary edition
Updated Curriculum and Assessment Advice – COVID-19
Ivan Banks(08) 9273 6370
Rosalba Butterworth (08) 9273 6359
Maureen Lorimer(08) 9273 6397
Rob Nairn (08) 9273 6358
The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) has consulted with stakeholders and has updated its Curriculum and Assessment Advice – COVID-19 website - https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/curriculum-assessment-covid-19/overview
The symbol and 18 May 2020 date stamp indicate recent updates.
Update – Pre-primary to Year 10 (P-10) Semester 1 reporting
Due to COVID-19 and the disruption to learning and teaching in Semester 1, 2020, the Authority has made an amendment to Section 5.3 Reporting (page 4) of the Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy.
Read the amendment and Frequently Asked Questions.
Department of Education and Catholic schools must ensure that they refer to their school system policy requirements. Independent schools will continue to follow their own school policy, taking into account the Authority's amendment.
Update – Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) Year 9 window
Schools will be provided with an additional OLNA sitting in 2020 for Year 9 students on an opt-in basis. In addition, this year, Year 9 students who achieved Band 8 or higher in the relevant Year 7 NAPLAN writing assessment will be considered to have met and prequalified for the writing standard.
The Authority will provide further details regarding the additional opportunity for Year 9 students to sit the OLNA via its Kto10 Circular.