QTU Response to Redesigning the secondary-tertiary Interface: Queensland Review of Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance Processes

 

The QTU, as a key stakeholder in education in this state, believes that it is important to provide a response to the key recommendations outlined in the Australian Council for Educational Research report : Redesigning the secondary-tertiary interface: Queensland Review of Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance.

The QTU strongly supports the retention of a standards–referenced, externally moderated, school-based assessment model as the primary mechanism for determining Queensland student educational achievement in senior subjects. It is a system that is highly regarded for its quality assurance of educational standards and one which affirms the role of teachers as highly skilled professionals. Assessment that is devised by teachers to form an integral part of the learning process is the most powerful assessment.

For further information on this important topic for our Senior students and teachers, read the entire QTU's Submission which was developed in November 2014.