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Results sheets and online submission — Stage 2 final moderation
Information sheet 50

Advice about procedures for completing and submitting school assessment results sheets and online submission of school assessment materials.

In 2020 school assessment materials for all Stage 2 subjects - except Community Studies - will be submitted in Schools Online for online moderation.

Community Studies school assessment materials are submitted in hard copy and are collected from schools by the SACE Board courier.

Moderation

Moderation is part of the confirming phase of the quality assurance cycle outlined in the SACE Assuring Assessment Integrity Policy, which is part of the SACE Policy Framework. It is used to confirm students’ school assessment results in each Stage 2 subject.

In semester 1, school assessment results sheets are available, and final moderation of Stage 2 school assessment is conducted for Research Project A and Research Project B (results due June) only.

In semester 2, school assessment results sheets are available, and final moderation of Stage 2 school assessment is conducted for all Stage 2 subjects (results due December).

This information does not apply to the review of Stage 2 modified subjects (see Information sheet 17).

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Results sheets in Schools Online

Schools access school assessment results sheets in Schools Online. These results sheets are available for the periods shown below:

School assessment round Subjects School assessment results sheets available in Schools Online School assessment results sheets due at the SACE Board
Semester 1 (NT) Research Project A
Research Project B
(results due June)
Mid-May Late June
Semester 1 (SA) Research Project A
Research Project B
(results due December)
Mid-May Early July
Semester 2 — Round A Round A final moderation Mid-September Mid-November
Semester 2 — Round B Round B final moderation Mid-September Mid-November

All student work for school assessment must be completed, submitted to the teacher, and assessed before the school assessment results sheets are completed.

The principal, or principal’s delegate verifies school assessment results and submits them to the SACE Board by the due date.

The due date for teachers in Schools Online is automatically set to 3 working days before the SACE Board due date to allow time for the principal or the principal’s delegate to check and verify the results before submitting them to the SACE Board. The principal or principal’s delegate has the ability to adjust the teacher due dates for his or her school.

This is the final opportunity for schools to make enrolment changes (additions or withdrawals). Once results sheets have been submitted to the SACE Board, requests for changes will be approved by the relevant executive manager only in exceptional circumstances.
 

Advice for teachers

Teachers access school assessment results sheets in Schools Online in order to:

  • record the final results for the students at their school
  • select a sample of students whose school assessment work will be submitted for final moderation according to the sample selection parameters
  • submit the results sheet including the teacher-selected moderation sample to the principal’s delegate of the assessment school for authorisation.
  • submit materials online.

Refer to the moderation checklist - online

For Stage 2 Community Studies use the Stage 2 School Assessment Results Sheet – Moderation Samples report in Schools Online to prepare student materials for collection for final moderation. This report is produced after teachers have completed the results sheet(s). Refer to the moderation checklist - hard copy.

The SACE Board may invite schools to submit one or more additional moderation samples during the moderation period.

The columns on the school assessment results sheets, reading from the left, are as follows:

  • ‘Student Name’ — listing students’ names alphabetically.
  • ‘Registration’ — listing the students’ SACE registration numbers.
  • ‘A+ to E—‘ – blank columns in which the teacher records student results from A+ to E— for each assessment type in a subject. When a student does not provide any evidence for an assessment type, the designation ‘I’ (for ‘insufficient evidence’) is recorded. For Community Studies subjects, results are recorded from A to E. The results sheet indicates the weighting of the assessment types as specified in the Stage 2 subject outline.
  • ‘Sample’ – blank columns in which the teacher indicates the students whose school assessment work will be included in the sample of work to be submitted for final moderation.
  • ‘Performance Standards Record’ – is used by teachers to record the overall achievement against the subject performance standards.
  • ‘Variations’ – is used by teachers, per assessment type, to record details of any variations in moderation materials.
  • ‘Student Materials’ – is used by teachers to submit student materials online.
  • ‘Combined grade’ – A combined school assessment grade A+ to E— is automatically calculated using the student’s results for each assessment type.
  • ‘Withdrawn’ – tick the box in this column to withdraw a student’s enrolment from a subject. (Note that ‘Withdrawn’ is not printed on the student’s Record of Achievement’).

Notes

  • To add an enrolment and results, select ‘Add student’ on the school assessment results sheet.
  • Teachers should take care when entering results in each column.
  • Teachers must check that all information on the school assessment results sheet is accurate before sending the completed results sheet to the principal or the principal’s delegate.
  • Refer to Information sheet 3 for advice on completing Form 2 following a breach of rules by a student.
  • Refer to Information sheet 58 for advice about special provisions for a student’s school assessment.
  • Refer to Information sheet 55 for advice about variations in moderation materials

Requests for changes to results that have been submitted to the SACE Board will be approved by the Manager, Curriculum and Assessment only in exceptional circumstances. Requested changes may require additional moderation. Any costs incurred for additional moderation may be passed on to the school.

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Online submission

See Online submission of materials for FAQs and information about online submission of school assessment materials. Refer to file names and formats, and training videos for more information.

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Round A subjects

Round A results sheets are available mid-September and due mid-November.

School assessment materials for these Round A subjects are submitted online.

Subject Assessment type
Aboriginal Studies Learning Journey; Social Action
Agricultural Production Agricultural Reports; Applications
Agricultural Systems Agricultural Reports; Applications
Ancient Studies Skills and Applications; Connections
Australian Languages - Additional Language Creating and Responding; Language in Action
Australian Languages - First Language Creating and Responding; Language in Action
Australian Languages - Revival Language Language Folio; Collaborative Project
Business and Enterprise (10-credit) Folio; Practical
Business and Enterprise (20-credit) Folio; Practical; Issues Study
Business Innovation Business Skills; Business Model
Child Studies Practical Activity; Group Activity
Creative Arts Product; Investigation
Dance Skills Development; Response
Drama (10-credit) Folio; Interpretative Study
Drama (20-credit) Group Presentation; Folio; Interpretative Study
English Responding to Texts; Creating Texts
Food and Hospitality Practical Activity; Group Activity
Health Group Investigation and Presentation; Issues Analysis; Practical Activity
Information Processing and Publishing Practical Skills; Issues Analysis
Media Studies Folio; Product
Music Performance – Ensemble Performance, Performance and Discussion
Music Performance – Solo Performance, Performance and Discussion
Outdoor Education About Natural Environments; Experiences in Natural Environments
Philosophy Argument Analysis; Issues Analysis
Religion Studies Sources Analysis; Folio
Research Project A Folio; Research Outcome
Research Project B Folio; Research Outcome
Scientific Studies Inquiry Folio, Collaborative Inquiry
Society and Culture Folio; Interaction
Women’s Studies Text Analysis; Essay; Folio
Visual Arts - Art Folio; Practical
Visual Arts - Design Folio; Practical

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Round B subjects

Round B results sheets are available mid-September and due mid-November.

School assessment materials for these Round B subjects are submitted online.

Subject Assessment type
Accounting Accounting Concepts and Solutions; Accounting Advice
Australian and International Politics Folio; Source Analysis; Investigation
Biology Investigations Folio; Skills and Applications Tasks
Chemistry Investigations Folio; Skills and Applications Tasks
Cross-disciplinary Studies Commentary; Group Project; Presentation and Discussion
Design, Technology and Engineering Specialised Skills Task; Design Process and Solution
Digital Technologies Project Skills, Collaborative Project
Earth and Environmental Science Investigations Folio; Skills and Applications Tasks
Economics Skills and Applications Tasks; Folio
English as an Additional Language Academic Literacy Study; Responses to Texts
English Literary Studies Responding to Texts; Creating Texts
Essential English Responding to Texts; Creating Texts
Essential Mathematics Skills and Applications Tasks; Folio
General Mathematics Skills and Applications Tasks; Mathematical Investigation
Geography Geographical Skills and Applications; Fieldwork Report
Indonesian (continuers) Folio; In-depth Study
Integrated Learning Practical Inquiry; Connections
Language and Culture Text Analysis; Interaction; Text Production
Languages (background speakers and continuers) Folio; In-depth Study
Languages (beginners) Interaction; Text Production; Text Analysis
Legal Studies Folio; Inquiry
Mathematical Methods Skills and Applications Tasks; Mathematical Investigation
Modern History Historical Skills; Historical Study
Music Explorations Musical Literacy, Explorations
Music Studies Creative Works, Musical Literacy
Nutrition (10-credit) Practical Investigation; Skills and Applications Tasks
Nutrition (20-credit) Investigations Folio; Skills and Applications Tasks
Physical Education Diagnostics; Improvement Analysis
Physics Investigations Folio; Skills and Applications Tasks
Psychology (10-credit) Group Investigation; Skills and Applications Tasks
Psychology (20-credit) Investigations Folio; Skills and Applications Tasks
Specialist Mathematics Skills and Applications Tasks; Mathematical Investigation
Tourism Folio; Practical Activity; Investigation
Workplace Practices Folio; Performance; Reflection

 

School assessment materials for Community Studies are not submitted online. These materials will be collected by the SACE Board courier. See preparation and collection of hard copy materials - Community Studies final moderation [DOC 443KB]

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Additional moderation samples

The SACE Board reserves the right to request additional moderation samples at any time before the release of results. The SACE Board may invite schools to submit one or more additional moderation samples during the period from mid-November and mid-December. School assessment materials for students who are not included in the moderation sample should be readily accessible throughout the moderation period.

Schools are only invited to submit additional moderation samples when the moderation panel for a Stage 2 subject is recommending an adjustment to results at a specific grade level and there are five or more students with a result at that grade level. Schools may accept or decline the invitation. The SACE Board would only expect schools to accept the invitation if the teacher(s) is confident that an alternative sample would provide better evidence of achievement at the grade level in question than the original sample provided.

Schools that are invited to submit additional moderation samples will have 24 hours either to decide to decline the invitation, or to accept and submit one or more additional moderation samples electronically. Samples less than 10MB can be submitted via email. Samples larger than 10MB can be submitted via the SACE Board’s secure file transfer system.

When issuing an invitation to submit additional moderation samples, the SACE Board will provide detailed instructions about how to submit the sample. 

Schools are encouraged to keep school assessment materials for all students until the end of the clerical check period in February of the following year.
 

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