Evaluation and Assessment in Schools (KCSE3101)


The focus of this unit is to develop understanding of the importance and purposes of assessment and evaluation and their relationship to learning. An historical overview of assessment and evaluation is essential to the understanding of current contexts of assessment and learning in schools. There is ongoing debate about assessment and student teachers need to have an informed understanding of the principles, practices and processes of assessment as well as engage in discussions about assessment issues. Assessment of student learning is integral to the teaching and learning process and significant developments and implications for teaching, learning and curriculum need to be understood by student teachers. The course focuses on concepts and principles of assessment and aims to increase knowledge and understanding of current assessment practices to promote fairness and equity in assessment and evaluation. Students will learn to identify, prepare and use practical assessment strategies to promote more effective assessment practices in schools and engage in discussion about in current issues in assessment.

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Further unit of study information


Block Mode


assessment task (25%) and oral presentation (15%) and evaluation and lesson plans (20%) and assessment program (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


96 credit points of units

Additional Information

Available to students who have completed the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) or equivalent.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.