P-12 CARF update
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 126 No 5, 30 July 2021, page no.4
The Department of Education (DoE) has completed its review and updating of the P-12 Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework (P-12 CARF).
To enable schools to review the new requirements, the new P-12 CARF was made available to schools from Term 3, with implementation to commence from 2022.
The QTU and DoE agreed in September 2020 that workload reduction negotiations would include a range of matters to be considered when developing the new P-12 CARF. Workload reduction is apparent in a range of areas, including planning, differentiation, ICPs and reporting.
The new P-12 CARF reflects the majority of what was agreed in the joint DoE/QTU workload review agreement. For example, it includes clear statements about systematic curriculum delivery, homework, marking guides, planning expectations and ICPs. It is less clear on the specifics around refining models of inclusion – although this is implicit in the differentiated teaching section – and also lacks clear guidelines on how to support individual teachers in planning and resourcing for inclusion. This remains a tension point that the QTU will need to continue to work on with members, via workload campaigns and local action.
The new P-12 CARF is divided into the following sections.
- P-12 Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework (overview)
- Minimum requirements for providing the Australian Curriculum in prep to year 10 from 2021
- A whole school approach to pedagogy
- Preparing students for success in senior secondary
- A whole school approach to differentiated teaching and learning
- Individual curriculum plan for students in prep to year 10
- Assessment in prep to year 10
- Moderation processes in prep to year 10
- Reporting to parents.
For a more detailed explanation of the changes, visit www.qtu.asn.au/p12carf-update