Digital Technologies | Stage 2 | Planning to Teach | Subject Operational Information | 2019

Subject operational information

Stage 2 Digital Technologies

These web pages connect schools and teachers to information on procedures relating to final moderation and external assessment requirements. Key dates, including dates for the submission of results, are also provided.

Stage 2 Digital Technologies is a 20-credit subject.

The learning and assessment requirements for this subject are set out in the 2019 subject outline [PDF 1.7MB].

Refer to Learning and assessment plans for information on developing and approving Stage 2 Digital Technologies LAPs.

Stage 2 Digital Technologies will be taught for the first time in 2019.

Online moderation and marking

In 2019, school assessment materials for Stage 2 Digital Technologies will be submitted for online moderation using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.

In 2019, external assessment materials for Stage 2 Digital Technologies will be submitted for online marking using investigation results sheets in Schools Online.

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Key dates

For a simplified list of key operational dates, see the Digital Technologies calendar.

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School assessment component

Teachers assess the evidence of student learning for:

  • Assessment Type 1: Project Skills
  • Assessment Type 2: Collaborative Project.

The SACE Board quality assures the school assessment results through final moderation.

Refer to SACE Assessment and Reporting Guidelines [PDF 290KB] and SACE Stage 2 Moderation Overview [DOC 33KB] for information about the policy context and procedures.

Moderation sample selection

Teachers select the moderation sample of school-assessed materials to submit to the SACE Board.

Refer to Moderation sample selection, which includes FAQs and an instructional video.

Submitting school assessment materials for final moderation

In 2019, school assessment materials for Stage 2 Digital Technologies will be submitted using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.
For more information see Online submission of materials.

In Semester 2, school assessment materials are collected in two rounds, Round A and Round B. School assessment materials for Digital Technologies are submitted online by mid-November (Round B).

Supervision and verification

Refer to the information in Supervision and Verification of Student's Work Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB] on the use of the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. If used, these sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period in February 2020.

A teacher who is unable to verify that the work is the student's own must initiate a breach of rules action through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.

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External assessment component

Students create and evaluate one digital solution or prototype.

The solution or prototype should include:

  • original source code and/or adapted code displaying selection, repetition, and sequencing, accompanied by design comments
  • algorithm design
  • graphical user interface and/or instructions for use.

The solution or prototype must be supported by a designer’s statement that discusses:

  • the effectiveness of the solution or prototype
  • a feature or features that could be considered innovative in solving the problem.

The individual digital solution and supporting documentation (code, design comments, graphical user interface and/or instructions for use) should be submitted in multimodal form.

The digital solution or prototype should be no more than 1 GB.

The designer’s statement should be a maximum of 3 minutes if oral, 500 words if written, or the equivalent if multimodal.

Submitting materials for external assessment

In 2019, external assessment materials for Stage 2 Digital Technologies will be submitted for online marking using investigation results sheets in Schools Online.
For more information see Online submission of materials.

Assessment Type 3: Individual Digital Solution

This assessment type is categorised as an investigation for operational purposes. In Semester 2, investigation materials are collected in three rounds, Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3. Investigations for Digital Technologies are submitted online by late October (Round 3).

The teacher assesses each student’s individual digital solution and then submits all individual digital solutions for the class to the SACE Board for external assessment.

Supervision and verification

Refer to the information in Supervision and Verification of Students’ Work: Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB] on the use of the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student’s work. If used, these sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period in February 2020.

A teacher who is unable to verify that the work is the student’s own must initiate a breach of rules action through the school’s SACE/NTCET coordinator.

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