Performance standards explained

In every subject you need to show a certain standard in your work to achieve a particular grade. This is where 'performance standards' come in.

Performance standards define the five levels of achievement in the SACE from A to E. Each level of achievement describes the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to demonstrate that level of learning.

Whenever you are given a grade (A to E) for an assessment, you can check the performance standards to monitor your progress through the subject. The performance standards describe how well you have demonstrated what you know and understand in relation to the criteria set out for each subject. They can also help you to set goals for improvement.

All SACE teachers and assessors mark with reference to the performance standards so that students in all classes across all schools receive comparable grades.

Performance standards for each subject can be found in the subject outline on each subject minisite.

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