Assessment for Primary

EDU40010 12.5 Credit Points Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

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

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

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22

More teaching periods

Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


237.50 Credit Points in spk(s): BA-EDUPRI - Bachelor of Education (Primary) OR 237.50 Credit Points in spk(s): BA-EDUPRI1 - Bachelor of Education (Primary)
EDU30015 - Curriculum and Pedagogy for Primary: Practicum 3P
Admission into BA-EDU - Bachelor of Education OR Admission into BA-EDUS - Bachelor of Education

Aims and objectives

In this unit, pre-service teachers will consider the principles and theory of effective assessment for student learning in the Primary classroom 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. Pre-service teachers will also explore feedback principles, recording and reporting in the primary classroom.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify and analyse the broader contexts in which assessment practices reside.
2. Create a range of assessment plans using different strategies for different discipline areas that adhere to the general principles of assessment and reporting including providing timely and appropriate feedback to students about their learning.
3. Compare a range of assessment and moderation strategies in terms of their purpose, benefits, limitations, implementation constraints and their application in interpreting student data, evaluating student learning and modifying teaching practices.
4. Design a range of record keeping instruments.
5. Critically evaluate principles and strategies for reporting student achievement.

Courses with unit

BA-EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)
BA-EDUPRI Bachelor of Education (Primary)
DP-EDU Diploma of Education Studies
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education
Bachelor of Education (Primary)