Planning for assessment
Assessment on the DT Hub includes advice and resources to assist you to create quality assessment tasks. View the sample assessment tasks linked to the scope and sequence resource and select those tasks suited to the curriculum content you are assessing. View the checklists, think alouds, and rubrics and modify these to suit your context and your learners.
When planning your assessment in Digital Technologies, there are a number of aspects to consider. The first consideration is what elements of the achievement standard are you targeting? Use our guide to planning an assessment. Clarify the what, why and how of assessment. How will you involve your students? What evidence will you collect?
Clarity around what to assess
Am I clear on what to assess?
What evidence of student learning do I need to collect to assess student achievement against the standards?
Clarity around the purpose (why)
Have I identified the purpose as formative or summative?
Have I planned for opportunities to collect evidence of:
- Assessment of learning
- Assessment for learning
- Assessment as learning?
Clarity around how to assess
Have I chosen an appropriate way to assess students?
Does the assessment task:
- align to the relevant elements of the achievement standard?
- align with what has been taught?
- provide opportunities to demonstrate the extent of their knowledge, understanding and skills?
Have I provided students an opportunity to reflect on their learning?
Provide feedback to students to help them reflect on their learning.
Encourage students to reflect on the following questions:
- What have I learned?
- How do I know I have learned it?
- What could I have done differently?
- What can I do next?
Do I include students in formulating assessments?
Do I enable students to negotiate the assessment task for example, through the use of rubrics?
Where possible do I allow them to choose the format?
Multiple pieces of evidence
Have I got more than one task on which to base my judgement?
Have I provided multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate success?
Have I provided a range of assessment methods or modes to determine achievement, eg. written; verbal?