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Previously Information sheet 52 Results sheets — Stage 2 predicted results

Advice for teachers and SACE coordinators on procedures to follow for completing and submitting predicted results sheets in Schools Online for Stage 2 external oral, sign, and written examinations.

The SACE Board uses predicted results as part of the quality assurance of Stage 2 external examinations.

When special provisions have been approved for students who:

  • are absent from an oral, sign, or written examination or a performance, and who have an acceptable reason for their absence, the derived result becomes the examination or performance result
  • have a significant illness during or immediately before an oral, sign, or written examination, the derived result becomes the examination result when it is higher than the actual examination result.

Eligibility

Any student who is enrolled in an assessment group for a subject and attempts the school assessment component is eligible for a predicted examination result in that subject, unless the principal of the school considers such a result to be invalid. In such cases the principal is required to notify the SACE Board why such a result is invalid.

No student will be eligible for a predicted examination result if he or she leaves an assessment group before the cut-off date for final enrolments. If a student leaves an assessment group after this date, his or her eligibility to receive a predicted examination  result will be at the discretion of the principal.

Moderation of predicted results

Predicted examination results are statistically moderated to achieve comparability between assessment groups. No changes to assessment group arrangements can be made after predicted examination results have been submitted.

Refer to Information sheet 1 for an explanation of the purpose of forming assessment groups for external assessment.

Predicted examination results

See the timetable on the SACE website.

The following subjects have an examination as the external assessment component and require a predicted examination result.

 

Subject Assessment type
Accounting Examination
Auslan (continuers) Interactive sign examination; Sign comprehension and sign production examination
Biology Examination
Chemistry Examination
Economics Examination
English as an Additional Language Examination
English Literary Studies Examination
Essential Mathematics Examination
Geography Examination
Languages* Oral examination; written examination
Legal Studies Examination
General Mathematics Examination
Mathematical Methods Examination
Modern History Examination
Music Studies Examination
Nutrition (20-credit) Examination
Physics Examination
Psychology (20-credit) Examination
Specialist Mathematics Examination
Tourism Examination
* At background speakers, beginners, and continuers levels.

Schools access predicted examination results sheets in Schools Online.

Schools submit predicted examination results for oral, sign, or written examinations for all students in an assessment group. If the assessment group includes more than one school, the results sheets can be accessed by each school in the assessment group. Each class involved in an assessment group is listed sequentially on the results sheets for that assessment group. Teachers are only able to enter results for the students in their class.

The principal’s delegate verifies predicted examination results sheets and submits them to the SACE Board by the due date. If the assessment group includes more than one school, the principal’s delegate of the nominated assessment school is responsible for submitting the predicted examination results sheets for the assessment group to the SACE Board.

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

Timetable for predicted examination results

 

Subjects Assessment type Predicted examination results sheets available in Schools Online Predicted examination results sheets due at the SACE Board
Auslan (continuers)

Interactive sign examination

Sign comprehension and sign production examination
Mid-September Late September
Languages* Oral examination† Written examination Mid-September Late September
Stage 2 subjects with an external written examination (other than languages*) Written examination Mid-September Late October
* At background speakers, beginners, and continuers levels.
† There is no oral examination for students enrolled in Latin (continuers), and Malay (background speakers

Advice for teachers

The predicted examination result is a prediction of a student’s performance in the external oral, sign, or written examination. It must be based on appropriate evidence from the school assessment.

Predicted examination results must not be revealed to students.

Teachers access predicted examination results sheets in Schools Online in order to:

  • record students’ predicted results in the external oral, sign, or written examination
  • submit the completed results sheet to the principal or the principal’s delegate.

The columns on the predicted examination results sheets, reading from the left, are as follows:

  • ‘Student Name’ — listing students’ names alphabetically.
  • ‘Class’
  • ‘Registration’ — listing the students’ SACE registration numbers.
  • ‘Written examination max. 100’ — blank column in which the teacher records a predicted mark out of 100 for the written examination in a subject.
  • ‘Oral examination max. 100’ — where applicable, a blank column in which the teacher records a predicted mark out of 100 for the oral examination in a language subject†.
  • ‘Withdraw’ — tick the box in this column to withdraw the student’s external assessment component. (Note a ‘withdraw’ on the predicted examination online results sheet does not withdraw the student from the subject.)

For some Stage 2 languages at continuers level where first-language learners and background learners are enrolled in the same subject, there is a column to the left of the ‘Withdraw’ column:

  • ‘Special subject allowance category’ — a drop-down menu from which the teacher selects ‘First Language Learners’, ‘Background Learners’, or ‘Second Language Learners’ as applicable (see Information sheet 12).

On the results sheet for Auslan (continuers), the results columns are:

  • ‘Sign Comp. & Sign Prod. Exam. Max: 100’ — a blank column in which the teacher records a predicted mark out of 100 for the sign comprehension and sign production examination.
  • ‘Interactive Sign Examination Max: 100’ — a blank column in which the teacher records a predicted mark out of 100 for the interactive sign examination.

Notes

  • To add an enrolment and result, select ‘Add student’ on the predicted examination results sheet in Schools Online.
  • Teachers should take care when entering results in each column.
  • Teachers must check that all information on the predicted examination results sheet is accurate before sending it to the principal’s delegate.
  • Requests for changes to results sheets that have been submitted to the SACE Board will be approved by the Executive Manager, Curriculum and Assessment only in exceptional circumstances.

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