Kto10 Circulars - Edition 8 August 2021

Teaching and Learning

ABLEWA – verification of new platform (Ruby)

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

School leaders and teachers are reminded that the Abilities Based Learning Education, Western Australia (ABLEWA) assessment and reporting tools have moved to a new platform called Ruby.

An email was sent to all Western Australian schools on Thursday 22 July 2021 from the University of Melbourne (no-reply@arcassess.education opens in new window) regarding verification for the new ABLEWA platform.  The email was sent to your school’s generic email address. Please check junk and deleted emails.

To be able to use the new platform the verification process must be completed. The assigned school administrator will have additional permission to create teacher accounts within your school. Any issues regarding the verification process should be directed to ablewa@scsa.wa.edu.au.

User Guide to assist administrators and teachers in using the new platform is available at https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/resources/ablewa/getting-started-with-ablewa. The link to the ABLES Assessment Tool is available at – https://ablewa.arcassess.education/ opens in new window.

SIRS, Enrolments and General Information

Recognition of student achievement in ATAR course Units 1 and 2 for Year 10 students in 2023 (Year 8, 2021)

Kerry Tarrant (08) 9273 6770

Schools are required to identify potential students in Year 8 (2021) and to submit the amended application form demonstrating how the Western Australian Curriculum in Year 9 and Year 10 will be compacted and how student achievement will be reported.

Schools should apply only if the studies are part of a longer term program for students who are:

  • gifted and talented or
  • accelerated language students.

To apply for recognition and recording of student achievement in ATAR Units 1 and 2 for Year 10 students in 2023, the school needs to complete the Application for recording of enrolment and achievement in ATAR Units 1 and 2 for students in Year 10 in 2023 (Year 8, 2021) form, available on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) website at https://scsa.wa.edu.au/forms/forms under Enrolments.

For further information please refer to Section 7 in the WACE Manual 2021. This publication is available on the Authority website via the following link: https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/wace-manual.

The completed application form is to be returned to the Senior Consultant – Certification, certification@scsa.wa.edu.au at the Authority, no later than Thursday, 18 November 2021.