The SCSA Judging Standards materials including the assessment pointers and work samples are now sitting in the SCSA extranet.
The Extranet is the Authority’s secure area for teachers to access materials and resources to support them in their work.
Registration with the TRBWA is required to access the extranet. You will need to know your TRB number to register. Your contact details with TRB will also need to match what you enter as registration details.
The docs have been moved to the extranet due to videos that will be added to the work sample materials.
Please note that the assessment pointers are being updated still and the current ones will be amended.
To register for the SCSA extranet please click this link: http://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/extranet/login
A high quality free PL opportunity is coming to Geraldton on 22 March that I strongly encourage you to attend. Fiona Walker from the ILNP team will be presenting a very practical workshop for all teachers and school leaders focused on text knowledge. It will be held at the Ocean Center in Geraldton from 3:30-5:00 with afternoon tea provided. Please use this link to register for the event https://plis.det.wa.edu.au/?EventID=10210
Hope to see you there!
Here is a brief Article with some good points about writing, and in particular, grammar. Thanks to Fiona for sharing.
Could you make your story more interesting
The draft Narrative moderation rubrics are all posted. You will find them under the Planning & Assessment tab, under Moderation and relevant year. Quick link below:
Thank you to the people who have already sent in their samples. You have until next Monday to email the samples to Mel or I (Zoei) so we can upload and you can begin moderating.
A recent and interesting article from the Dyslexic Speld journal with research showing some benefits of handwriting, particularly on reading comprehension, for all students (not just those with an SLD).
This was emailed to me yesterday, thanks to Lis Turner. Very thought provoking article about a day in the life of a high school student.
Grant Wiggins blog – article
Here is a link to the new 2014 Department of Education Handwriting Guidelines. It provides links to year level Australian Curriculum content; whole school and classroom planning advice.
These guidelines recognise the need for all students to develop a personal handwriting style that is legible, fluent and automatic that enables them to communicate effectively when writing for different purposes. The document replaces the Department’s previously published Handwriting guidelines. It makes explicit links to the content descriptions from the Australian Curriculum: English that form a mandatory part of each school’s teaching and learning program from 2015.
Thought I would share this page on the SCSA site with you, in anticipation for next term’s report writing!!
The link below is the JUDGING STANDARDS page which details the achievement descriptions, the assessment pointers for each GRADES (A, B, C, D, E) from Pre-Primary to Year 10. There is also annotated worksamples for grades. There is more that needs adding to the worksamples, however this is a good place to start discussions.
This article was supplied by Megan Griffiths from the West Coast Speech and language Centre. The article looks at spelling after children have mastered the basic code (i.e. single sounds) through synthetic phonics. It is an easy read.
Article How words cast their spell