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ED3197 - Improving Student Learning and Professional Practice: Using data and evidence (Primary)

[Not offered in 2019]

Credit points: 6
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject draws on foundation knowledge of assessment of and for learning developed in Year 2 and 3 curriculum based subjects of this course. In this subject, Pre-service Teachers (PSTs) look at the broad range of data and evidence available to teachers to inform planning for learning at a class, cluster, or whole school level. Sources of data and evidence will be critically scrutinized to inform choices of data/evidence and knowledge of sophisticated analysis and synthesis of multiple sources will be developed. This will include knowledge of moderation procedures (developed and applied) to ensure that issues impacting on consistent application and interpretation of standards is understood. Attention will be given to requirements for recording and storing information securely and using information ethically and within legislative and regulatory requirements. Finally, PST will use data to communicate with a range of stakeholders, including parents.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of policy and research in effective assessment and practices of data usage;
  • describe, justify and use quantitative and qualitative sources of data and evidence to inform planning for improved individual, class, cluster and whole school/centre learning;
  • collect, record and effectively analyse single sources of data and synthesise analysis of multiple data and evidence sources within ethical, legislative and regulatory requirements;
  • demonstrate knowledge of assessment processes such as moderation to ensure the consistent interpretation and application of standards and inform pedagogical decision-making;
  • reflect on and communicate understandings of data to diverse stakeholders, including colleagues and parents.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.