Assessment and Data

EDU80013 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 24 hours Face to face Swinburne online – Fully online

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

27 Nov 20


62.5cp in EDU AND (EDU60015 Supervised Professional Experience 1 OR EDU70015 Supervised Practicum 1)

Aims and objectives

In this unit students will consider the principles and theory of effective assessment for student learning and examine contexts in which assessments take place. They will examine a range of assessment practices and strategies and how they relate to teaching and learning in a variety of contexts and the use of data to inform planning. Students will examine key issues confronting education and education policy makers, exploring a range of influences on contemporary education policy such as the role of data, and the place of National and global organisations in the policy making process. Students will also explore feedback principles, recording and reporting practices.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically examine the broader social, theoretical and political contexts in which assessment practices reside.
2. Create a range of assessment plans using a variety of strategies for different discipline areas that adhere to the general principles of assessment and reporting.
3. Critically compare a range of assessment strategies in terms of their purpose, benefits, limitations and implementation constraints.
4. Design a range of record keeping instruments and summarise the importance of record keeping in assessment practices.
5. Critically evaluate principles and strategies for reporting student achievement.
6. Interpret and use assessment data to plan targeted teaching activities.

Courses with unit

MA-TEAPRI2 Master of Teaching (Primary)
MA-TEAPRI3 Master of Teaching (Primary)
MA-TEASC Master of Teaching (Secondary)
This unit replaces EDU80010 Teaching in the Digital Age