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Student-Centred Assessment in Mathematics

  • Audience
    Teacher leader
  • Next Intake
    Term 1, 2022
  • Location
  • Duration
    15 weeks
  • Mode
  • Fees
    DET Fully Subsidised

Enhance student-centred learning in mathematics through meaningful assessment.

This fully online course will help you better understand the importance of student-centred assessment and why it is essential for it to be an integral part of instruction.

You will learn effective assessment practices, evidence gathering and mathematical content. These practices will enhance your ability to use a variety of strategies and data sources, designing feedback to inform students, planning and teaching decisions, and whole-school program improvement.

Student-Centred Assessment in Mathematics is part of Bastow's Numeracy Suite.


Designed for educators who have a formal or informal role in leading improvement in numeracy and mathematics, including:

  • primary or secondary numeracy or mathematics leaders
  • professional learning community leaders
  • curriculum coordinators

The estimated time commitment for this course is 3 hours per week during workshop weeks and up to 2 hours per week during non-workshop weeks.

Over 15 weeks, you are expected to engage in and contribute to:

  • 5 virtual workshops¬†(minimum attendance of 80% of scheduled virtual workshops is a minimum course completion requirement)
  • a weekly self-directed learning activity
  • a weekly school-based investigation task
  • a mathematics leadership project to be completed over the last 6 weeks of the course.

You'll gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • effective assessment practices that support mathematics teaching and learning
  • highly effective student-centred assessment practices of mathematics teaching and learning
  • approaches and strategies to support analysis of assessment data to inform decisions about student learning
  • the importance of developing whole-school assessment schedules that specify how data will be documented and used at different levels, to inform planning, teaching, learning and reporting.

You'll develop the skills to:

  • encourage staff to work collaboratively to develop assessment strategies and use data to reflect on the impact of their teaching
  • review student data to guide and drive professional learning and support teachers to assess the effectiveness of their instructional practices
  • drive school-based professional learning that enables teacher teams to respond effectively to the analysis of student data
  • build a reflective culture across all levels of the school
  • lead colleagues in keeping efficient records of student assessment
  • support and collaborate with colleagues when implementing assessment approaches in a classroom
  • lead the analysis of whole-school data to identify strong or weak curriculum areas and to evaluate programs.

Acceptance into Student-centred Assessment in Mathematics is dependent on a selection process.

Paula Phillips
Senior Provision Advisor
03 7022 2778


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