Meet the Markers of the 2016 HSC Science Exams
Date: 27th May 2017
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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 2016 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 2016 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.
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 2016 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 2016 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.
Thanks to our host UNSW
Completing STANSW MTM will contribute 2 - 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 standards from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher.
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