ACARA sample assessment task (7-8)

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) 7-8
Content type Assessment task
Format Document
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Acquire, store and validate data from a range of sources using software, including spreadsheets and databases


Analyse and visualise data using a range of software, including spreadsheets and databases, to draw conclusions and make predictions by identifying trends


Model and query the attributes of objects and events using structured data


Evaluate existing and student solutions against the design criteria, user stories and possible future impact


Select and use a range of digital tools efficiently, including unfamiliar features, to create, locate and communicate content, consistently applying common conventions


Select and use a range of digital tools efficiently and responsibly to share content online, and plan and manage individual and collaborative agile projects

Keywords assessment, DTiF, dtif, DTIF, ACARA

Australian Government Department of Education and Training


Australian Government Department of Education and Training, CC BY 4.0