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1 Record of School Achievement 2012 Board of Studies NSW

2 What is the Record of School Achievement ? a new cumulative credential replacing the School Certificate awarded to students who leave school after completing Stage 5 but before completing the HSC shows a student’s achievements up until they leave school based on moderated, school-based assessments offers voluntary literacy and numeracy tests for students leaving school offers optional reporting of extracurricular achievements

3 Who is likely to need the new Record of School Achievement? around 18% of students leave school without the HSC of those: 60% are male 72% are from government schools 57% are from country areas at least students per year start Year 11 but leave before getting their HSC

4 Who gets a Record of School Achievement? students who are eligible and leave school before receiving the HSC a student receiving the HSC can also request a copy of their Record of School Achievement students in Year 11 or 12 not leaving school can access a transcript to use when seeking casual work (not an official credential)

5 Reporting measures for a student who has completed Year 10 and is leaving school, the Record of School Achievement will show a grade of A to E for all courses a student has satisfactorily completed these grades will be: based on how a student has performed in assessment tasks monitored by the Board of Studies submitted by the school to the Board of Studies on 30 November for every Year 10 student See

6 Reporting measures For an eligible student leaving at the end of Year 11, the Record of School Achievement in 2013 will show: an A to E grade these grades also will be based on assessment tasks monitored by the Board of Studies submitted by the school to the Board of Studies at the end of October for Year 11 students who complete Preliminary courses extended from the current system used for Year 10 students

7 Reporting measures – Vocational Education and Training (VET) VET achievements are referenced on the Record of School Achievement Students will continue to receive additional VET credentials

8 Reporting measures – Life Skills The Profile of Student Achievement provides details on Life Skills syllabus outcomes achieved by students

9 Reporting measures Grades are to be submitted for all Year 10 students starting in 2012 and Year 11 students starting in 2013 – irrespective of whether or not they leave school prior to completing the HSC

10 Reporting measures Grades will not be shown for partial completion of Year 10 or 11 courses For students who leave before completing the full Preliminary or HSC course, their document will show the: courses they have attempted date of leaving school

11 Stronger school-based judgements build on the experience of teachers setting and grading Year 10 assessments The Record of School Achievement extends that process to Year 11 Board to offer support for teacher professional judgement: professional development to help teachers understand grade standards assessment materials published in Assessment Resources Centre (ARC)

12 Voluntary literacy/numeracy tests These are voluntary tests employers have supported this measure as important in their assessment of potential job candidates tests will be online and taken during nominated windows throughout the year, eg November 2012 students can receive their Record of School Achievement if they choose not to take the tests

13 Reporting additional achievements students will record achievements within existing merit frameworks and may provide evidence of these achievements students can record other achievements that may not provide certification and may provide evidence of these achievements it is voluntary for students an online tool has been developed known as ‘up2now: my ongoing learning portfolio’ a pilot is being conducted this year using ‘up2now’

14 Issuing the Record of School Achievement not issued at a single point in time schools continue to assess in Years 10 – 12 as required school reports grades to the Board for Stage 5 (Year 10 courses) in 2012 and for Preliminary (Year 11) courses as of 2013 these grades are kept by the Board until a student chooses to leave Principal informs the Board when the student intends to leave school Board issues the Record of School Achievement to eligible students

15 Timeline 2012 Important dates for schools Board consults and develops: generic A to E grade descriptors developed and published for Stage 6 (Preliminary) assessment materials provided to support Year 10 grades Term 3 – Board provides historical grade ranges to schools November 30 – schools provide Year 10 grades to Board December – grades finalised end 2012 – first Record of School Achievement (RoSA) is issued to eligible students Board extracurricular pilot

16 Timeline 2013 Important dates for schools Board publishes preliminary A to E grade descriptors assessment materials provided as support for Year 11 grades Board conducts teacher panels for grading Term 3 - Board provides advice to school about grade distribution October - schools provide Year 11 grades to Board Year 11 grades finalised during Term 4

17 What is NOT changing? mandatory curriculum pattern of study and minimum requirements non-government registration and accreditation requirements end date of school for Year 10 students start date for HSC studies reporting of Life Skills outcomes

18 For further information: subscribe to the Board Bulletin for updates throughout 2012 contact the Board of Studies NSW if you need more information on


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