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A young girl constructing a robot

Engineering the future for girls in STEM

Since its inception in Melbourne in 2008, introducing engineering to girls at a young age has been the driving force behind Robogals, a student-run organisation that aims to increase female participation in engineering and technology through fun and educational initiatives aimed at girls in primary and secondary school. Read more.

Two young girls in a science fair

Game Changers and Change Makers – celebrating Science Week 2018

Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, held every August since 1997. Two Victorian schools celebrating Science Week are Tempy Primary, located in the Mallee, and Emmanuel College in Warrnambool. Both have incorporated this year’s Science Week theme, ‘Game Changers and Change Makers’, into their programs. Read more.

Six PESA finalists

PESA State Final champion to represent Victoria in the national round of the competition …

Walking a camino from adolescences to manhood, and, fake meat and the future of farming were the subjects of this year’s winners of the 2018 Plain English Speaking Award. Samuel Roach (St Kevin’s College) won the 2018 Plain English Speaking Award (PESA), with Caitlin Grieve (Ballarat Grammar) being awarded runner-up at the event which took place at Treasury Theatre on 25 July. Read more.

Students reading reference books

Review of minimum standards of senior secondary literacy and numeracy

The VCAA has been asked by the Minister for Education to consider whether students should be required to meet minimum standards of literacy and numeracy in order to be awarded the VCE or the VCAL Read more.

A teacher with a group of young kids

Teaching Intercultural Capability

Victorian schools and their communities are multicultural. Intercultural Capability in the Victorian Curriculum F–10 aims to assist young people to become responsible local and global citizens. To support implementation, the VCAA has released a collection of resources developed in partnership with schools from the government, Catholic and independent sectors. Learn more.

 

The Guide to Formative Assessment Rubrics: Exposure draft for trialling and feedback

The Guide to Formative Assessment Rubrics (the Guide) provides advice about how to develop a formative assessment rubric. The Guide is published as an exposure draft for trialling and feedback.
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Senior Secondary Completion and Achievement Information, 2017

Information on school programs and student outcomes, including VCE completion rates, median study scores and percentage of study scores over 40.

 

 

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