EPP401 - Curriculum Assessment and Policy in Contemporary Schooling


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Must have passed three units in EPP101, EPP102, EPP203, EPP204 or EPP207 


Must be enrolled in E377

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Students will be required to complete a 10-day professional experience placement


This unit engages in the larger discourses of education policy, particularly Assessment as lived out in the school environment. Students will engage with some of the theoretical understandings of Assessment (As, Of and For) and particular assessment strategies. Students will become familiar with how assessment/data is used to drive teaching and learning, its use in the evaluation of teaching programs to improve student learning, types of and timing of feedback, and its broader role in reporting and record keeping in relation to student achievement. Students will also explore and critique how schools respond to public policy initiatives and community and societal demands and profiles.

Hurdle requirement

Satisfactory completion of the professional experience placement is required to pass this unit

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