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Record of School Achievement

The curriculum during Year 7 to Year 10 for students who are candidates for the Record of School Achievement must:

  • meet the study requirements for each key learning area as detailed on the Assessment Certificate Examination (ACE) website, and
  • be taught in accordance with a syllabus developed by NESA and approved by the Minister.

The rules and procedures for the Record of School Achievement are detailed on the ACE website and NESA Official Notices. Schools need to refer to these rules and procedures to ensure the eligibility of students for the Record of School Achievement credential.

Schools must refer to the ACE website and NESA Official Notices for details of their responsibilities in relation to the requirements for the Record of School Achievement, the Record of School Achievement curriculum, satisfactory completion of a course, and rules concerning attendance and appeals.

Evidence of capacity to comply

A proposed non-government school must have in place policies and procedures to monitor the compliance of each student with the requirements for eligibility for the Record of School Achievement.

A proposed non-government school must provide evidence of:

  • the total number of hours it intends to allocate to each course
  • the scope and sequence of proposed learning units mapped against the content and outcomes of the relevant NESA syllabus for each course
  • resources and equipment that will be available for each KLA
  • assessment policies and procedures which comply with the requirements documented on the ACE website. The assessment policies should include statements of the proposed procedures relating to the allocation of grades based on Course Performance Descriptors in each Record of School Achievement course
  • confirmation that the school will have policies for disability provisions in accordance with the ACE website
  • an overview of the proposed process for reporting student achievement
  • an overview of the proposed process for maintaining evidence relating to the standard of teaching, that includes:
    • consistency between the various elements of the school’s curriculum including NESA syllabus outcomes, scope and sequence, teaching programs, assessment records and schedules and samples of student work
    • records of teacher reflection/evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching and learning activities
    • records of the progressive achievement of students over time
    • records of the school’s analysis of student achievement data to inform teaching and learning
    • records of strategies to meet the learning needs of students across a variety of student backgrounds and learning profiles, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • an overview of the proposed process for maintaining evidence relating to student engagement in learning, that includes records of:
    • students’ learning progress over time
    • teaching strategies and programs designed and implemented to meet specific learning needs of students across a  variety of student backgrounds and learning profiles, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
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