IPP | Stage 2 | Planning to Teach | Subject Operational Information | 2020

Subject operational information

Stage 2 Information Processing and Publishing

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 Information Processing and Publishing can be undertaken as a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject.

The learning and assessment requirements for this subject are set out in the 2020 subject outline [DOC 4.1MB].  

Refer to Learning and assessment plans for information on developing and approving Stage 2 Information Processing and Publishing LAPs.

Online moderation and marking

In 2020, school assessment materials for Stage 2 Information Processing and Publishing will be submitted for online moderation using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.

In 2020, external assessment materials for Stage 2 Information Processing and Publishing 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 Information Processing and Publishing calendar.

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School assessment component

Teachers assess the evidence of student learning for:

  • Assessment Type 1: Practical Skills
  • Assessment Type 2: Issues Analysis.

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 2020, school assessment materials for Stage 2 Information Processing and Publishing will be submitted using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.
For more information see Online submission of materials.

School assessment materials for Information Processing and Publishing are submitted online by mid-November (Round B).

Note
Student materials for Assessment Type 1: Practical Skills must be submitted as finished products, in printed or electronic form. Student materials for Assessment Type 2: Issues Analysis may be presented in written, oral, or multimodal form.

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 2021.

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

For a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject, students undertake one external assessment, consisting of a product and documentation assessment that may come from one focus area (10-credit subject or 20-credit subject) or the integration of two focus areas (20-credit subject).

Students complete, for an identified audience, a text-based product that demonstrates understanding and use of the four parts of the design process: investigating, devising, producing, and evaluating. The use of automated publishing software or supplied templates is not recommended.

The product and documentation must be in printed form for Desktop Publishing, Personal Documents, and Business Documents. For Electronic Publishing, the product must be in electronic form, with all documentation printed (including a print screen of each page of the product in the producing stage).

Printed materials must be A4 only. A soft-covered A4 display folder may be used.

Product

The final product should be at least three A4 pages or the equivalent for a 10-credit subject, and at least five A4 pages or the equivalent for a 20-credit subject. There must be sufficient text in the final product to demonstrate the use of design elements. The text may be given to, or generated by, the student and should be approximately 900 words for a 10-credit subject and approximately 1500 words for a 20-credit subject.

Documentation

The design process must be covered in separate documentation (a maximum of 800 words for a 10-credit subject and a maximum of 1500 words for a 20-credit subject), which is submitted with the final product.

The documentation must include:

  • evidence of all four parts of the design process (investigating, devising, producing, and evaluating)
  • a summary of the investigating, devising, and evaluating parts
  • a design plan for the product
  • a reference list of all sources used.

Refer to the subject outline for details of the product and documentation requirements.

Submitting materials for external assessment

In 2020, external assessment materials for Stage 2 Information Processing and Publishing will be submitted using external assessment results sheets in Schools Online.
For more information see Online submission of materials.

Assessment Type 3: Product and Documentation

This assessment type is categorised as an investigation for operational purposes.

Investigation materials for Information Processing and Publishing are submitted online by late October (Round 3).

The teacher assesses each student's product and documentation and then submits the product and documentation for all students in the class to the SACE Board for external assessment.

Supervision and verification

Refer to Supervision and Verification of Students' Work: Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB]. Teachers must use the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. These sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period in February 2021.

A teacher who is unable to verify that a product or documentation, or part of a product or documentation, is the student's own work must submit a completed report of potential breach of rules [DOC 108KB] to the SACE Board, through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.

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Documents and Media

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