Assessment responsibilities

SACE Board responsibilities

The SACE Board is responsible for:

  • the moderation process that quality assures the 70% school assessment component in each subject
  • managing the 30% external assessment component
  • combining the results for both assessment components
  • reporting students' results
  • publishing annual Chief Assessors’ reports for each Stage 2 subject.

The SACE Board also provides ongoing support to schools.

School responsibilities

Schools are partners with the SACE Board in managing assessment responsibilities. The school principal has responsibility for the quality of teaching, learning, and assessment in his or her school, including responsibility for implementing SACE Board policies.

The school's role in assessment includes:

  • developing and amending learning and assessment plans for each Stage 1 and Stage 2 subject
  • providing a grade from A to E at Stage 1 and a grade from A+ to E– at Stage 2, in accordance with the performance standards and learning requirements
  • developing school procedures to verify the authenticity of student work
  • submitting student materials for moderation and external assessment (Stage 2)
  • submitting student materials for moderation (Stage 1 compulsory subjects)
  • incorporating any adjustments from moderation into final Stage 1 results
  • noting any adjustments to students' Stage 2 school assessment grades made by the SACE Board, and analysing these for internal improvement purposes.

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