ACARA sample assessment task (5-6)

This sample assessment task has been prepared to assist teachers with the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, with a particular focus on data. It shows how aspects of the Digital Technologies curriculum related to data can be assessed using contexts from other learning areas and subjects. These contexts may be content that students have recently completed or are learning concurrently. This approach should enhance the manageability of the curriculum while still providing a targeted focus on Digital Technologies.

Additional details

Year band(s) 5-6
Content type Assessment task
Format Document
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Investigate the main internal components of common digital systems and their function


Explain how digital systems represent all data using numbers


Explore how data can be represented by off and on states (zeros and ones in binary)

Keywords assessment, DTiF, dtif, DTIF, ACARA

Australian Government Department of Education and Training


Australian Government Department of Education and Training, CC BY 4.0