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Notice 69 2019

Notice to Schools 69/2019 − 17 July 2019

2019 School-based Assessment Audit: Unit 4

Principals/Directors, VCE Coordinators and VASS Administrators

Schools providing the VCE must deliver the course to the standards established by the VCAA, ensure the integrity of student assessments and ensure compliance with the requirements of the VCAA for the relevant assessment program. For school-based assessment, the standards and requirements are stated in the assessment specifications set out in the relevant VCE study design and the VCE assessment principles.

Schools were notified of their audit requirements for Unit 4 through VASS on Monday 15 July. The following screen in VASS contains the list of studies being audited: School Program > VCE > School-based Assessment Audit.

The first stage of the audit in Unit 4 consists of a study-specific audit questionnaire that is completed online by teachers on behalf of the school. It is recommended that the instructions that are provided at the beginning of each audit questionnaire are read prior to commencing the audit. It is also recommended that the PDF copy of the audit questionnaire, available from VASS Downloads, is referred to before commencing the online audit.

The responses provided by the school to the audit questionnaire enable the VCAA to determine if school-based assessment is following the specifications and requirements set out in the accredited VCE study design and the VCE assessment principles.

Action required

Principals/Directors should ensure that VCE Coordinators and VASS Administrators are aware of School-based Assessment Audit requirements for Unit 4 in 2019.

Critical dates

Monday 15 July – notification of Unit 4 School-based Assessment Audit requirements

Monday 5 August – responses due to Unit 4 audit questionnaire

Monday 9 September – notification of outcomes of Unit 4 School-based Assessment Audit

All dates relating to the audit are published in the VCAA’s Important Administrative Dates.

Additional information

Further information on the School-based Assessment Audit can be found on the VCE General Advice and Policy webpage , or by contacting the School-based Assessment Audit Unit on or (03) 9032 1735.