Assessment and Data

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


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 12 hours Face to face+Blended, Swinburne online – Fully online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

7 Nov 22 - 12 Feb 23

7 Mar 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
30 Dec 22

More teaching periods

Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


62.5 cp in EDU
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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.

Unit Learning Outcomes: 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.
From 2022
1. Critically evaluate the purposes and types of data used by schools and broader educational bodies, at the state, national and global levels
2. Use high level of critical and creative thinking to investigate and represent complex local and global issues using digital representations ethically and professionally
3. Analyse and interpret assessment data to make informed judgments on student learning and well-being and to provide purposeful feedback and reports
4. Design valid, reliable and effective test items and record-keeping
5. Critically examine the role of moderation to make comparable judgments of student learning that effectively integrate discipline specific knowledge

Courses with unit

MA-TEAPRI2 Master of Teaching (Primary)
MA-TEAPRI3 Master of Teaching (Primary)
MA-TEASC Master of Teaching (Secondary)