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ERIC Number: ED534656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 84
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
National Assessment Program--Civics and Citizenship Year 6 School Assessment, 2004
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1)
In 2004, the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) conducted an assessment of a sample of Year 6 and Year 10 students across Australia to assess their proficiency in civics and citizenship. The assessment of civics and citizenship is part of a national plan that is being put progressively in place to monitor and report on student achievement against the National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-first Century. The National Goals--and the importance of monitoring student achievement in relation to them--were agreed to by all State, Territory and Federal Education Ministers in 1999. Under the national plan, student performance is being assessed in science, civics and citizenship and information and communications technology (ICT) in three-yearly cycles. The results are being reported against proficiency levels and standards that are established after the first round of testing in each of the three priority areas. The civics and citizenship assessment domain, which defined the scope of the National Civics and Citizenship Sample Assessment in 2004, was developed during 2002-03 in consultation with a national Review Committee, established to ensure that the domain was inclusive of the different State and Territory curricula and that the items in the assessments were fair for students, irrespective of where they attended school. The information and assessment materials in this document have been designed to assist teachers to gauge their own students' proficiency in civics and citizenship. By replicating components of the National Civics and Citizenship Sample Assessment for Year 6 in the classroom, teachers will be able to compare the results of their classes and individual students with the national proficiency levels and standards in civics and citizenship. It is anticipated that teachers will be able to reflect on this information to enhance teaching and monitoring programs in our schools. Appended are: (1) Professional Elaboration of the Assessment Domain; (2) Year 6 Assessment Booklet; (3) Year 6 Assessment Administration Guidelines; (4) Year 6 Marking Guide; (5) Year 6 Class Record Sheet; (6) Year 6 Item Analysis Sheet; and (7) Year 6 Class Analysis Sheet. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures and 1 footnote.) [For related reports, see "National Assessment Program--Civics and Citizenship Year 10 School Assessment, 2004" (ED534657) and "National Assessment Program--Civics and Citizenship Years 6 & 10 Report, 2004" (ED530362).]
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs. P.O. Box 202 Carlton South Victoria, 3053, Australia. Tel: +61-39-639-0588; Fax: +61-39-639-1790; e-mail: enquiries@mceecdya.edu.au; Web site: http://www.mceecdya.edu.au
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) (Australia)
Identifiers - Location: Australia