Meet the Markers of the 2015 HSC Science Exams
Meet the Markers of the 2015 HSC Science Exams
Saturday 21 May 2016
University of New South Wales, Kensington NSW
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Meet the Markers is STANSW’s flagship event held annually and endorsed by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). MTM provides teachers with the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the setting of HSC examinations, as well as the marking processes and implementation of the HSC marking guidelines.
The event has been expanded to incorporate sessions on constructing examination questions and marking criteria and the RoSA and HSC examination processes, presented by BOSTES Officers.
Meet the Markers is for teachers at all stages of their teaching careers. Whether it is your first year teaching HSC science or if you are considering marking the HSC exams, or helping your students maximise their marks; MTM is for you.
• discover what common mistakes students made in the 2015 Exam
• determine if you are marking to the same level of difficulty as the HSC
• Understand what the marking guidelines mean
Experienced markers will provide insights into the 2015 senior secondary HSC papers where candidature strengths, weaknesses and misconceptions will be discussed:
Presented by HSC Markers with recent marking experience, MTM is an opportunity for teachers of each of the Science HSC courses to increase their understanding of the marking processes on the current year’s papers.
Full Day Attendance
Half Day Attendance (morning only)
Terms and Conditions
Half Day registration is available to those seeking to attend only 2 workshops, accredited for 2.5 hours. Half Day registrants can only attend the morning program, session 1 and 2. Participants are required to bring a copy of the relevant syllabus(es) for their subject workshops. Delegates MUST register individually and cannot share registration with another Full Day registrant. NB that prior registration is required for this event. No ON-SITE registration will be available.
1. Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics and Senior Science:
In this session experienced markers of the HSC will discuss the marking of the 2015 exam. Presenters will emphasise the key features of high quality exam responses as well as the difficulties that many students appeared to have.
Attendees are advised to bring a copy of the 2015 exam and a syllabus if desired.
2. BOSTES Processes & HSC Examinations:
In this session an experienced representative of the Board of Studies will give an overview of the writing and marking processes for HSC examinations.
• The exam development process
• Developing a valid examination/items
3. BOSTES Marking Matters:
• The marking process - how do we ensure markers are awarding the correct mark?
• Standards setting - how do we align raw marks to the performance bands
• Moderation of assessment marks- why and how
• Post results (including an intro to RAP)
• Support materials
4. Using your students’ HSC results to improve teaching with RAP:
The Results Analysis Package (RAP), available from the BOSTES, is a valuable tool to inform your teaching. In this session you will see how to analyse your school’s HSC results to identify areas of the syllabus where improvements can be made in teaching and learning.
5. VALID (previously ESSA)
VALID Science 8
The extended response tasks are highly valued as they reveal student misconceptions about significant scientific concepts. Participants will be introduced to the SOLO taxonomy which underpins the holistic marking schemes for each of the three extended response tasks. This workshop will review the marking schemes for the tasks and outline the major misconceptions that were demonstrated by the students.
VALID Science 10
The extended response tasks are highly valued as they reveal student misconceptions about significant scientific concepts. Participants will be introduced to the SOLO taxonomy which underpins the holistic marking schemes for each of the three extended response tasks. This workshop will review the marking schemes for the tasks and outline the major misconceptions that were demonstrated by the students. Participants will be shown the training that occurs as part of the in-school marking operation for VALID Science 10.
Completing STANSW MTM will contribute 2.5 - 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Australian Professional Teaching Standards
Addresses the following National Professional Standards for Teachers:
6.2.2 Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.
7.4.2 Participate in professional and community network forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice
STANSW AGM (2:05pm)
STANSW Members are cordially invited to attend this Annual General Meeting of the Association, to be held before lunch. A quorum of twenty (20) members entitled to vote must be present at the time when the meeting proceeds to business. We hope that all individual members and one representative from a faculty membership would attend the meeting.
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Completing STANSW MTM will contribute 2 - 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher.