- Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10), Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12)
From 2018, schools are required to keep student work samples and the associated assessment activities for all Stage 5 and Preliminary courses (except VET and Life Skills).
The NESA grade monitoring procedures for Stage 5 and Preliminary courses involve reviewing student work samples from a selection of schools across the state. This is to ensure there is consistent understanding of the standards represented by each of the A to E grades. Schools selected to provide work samples will be contacted in Term 1 or Term 2 each year.
A minimum of three work samples, representing the upper, middle and lower range of achievement of the current cohort, should be retained for each course in a format that can be uploaded electronically. Each work sample should demonstrate performance towards the end of the stage that is typical of students awarded a particular grade (A to E) by the school. Work samples must be students’ original work, not teachers’ comments on a performance or submitted work. They should relate to assessment activities conducted in the latter half of the course and be labelled with the relevant grade.
Information about the requirement to retain student work samples is available on the NESA website.
For more information, contact:
Senior Project Officer, Marking, Quality and Innovation
(02) 9367 8164