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Year 7 Assessment

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Keir Osborne

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Year 7 Science
Scientific Literacy
Scientific literacy
builds citizenship
".....knowledge and learning will be pivotal to the social and personal transformations required to address the peculiar challenges of our times. The transformed economic system emerging from the current crisis will require human capacities that only education can nurture, based on deep knowledge, practical imagination, creative participation, intellectual inquisitiveness and collaborative commitment—not just on the part of a knowledge elite whose members are deemed to be leaders, but of the many in the labor force and in the broader society."
Scientific Literacy
Paul Klee
"……..From the root the sap flows to the artist, flows through him, flows to his eye. Thus he stands as the trunk of the tree. Battered and stirred by the strength of the flow, he guides the vision on into his work. As, in full view of the world, the crown of the tree unfolds and spreads in time and space, so with his work.

……..Nobody would affirm that the tree grows its crown in the image of its root. Between above and below can be no mirrored reflection. It is obvious that different functions expanding in different elements must produce divergences..............."
Scientific literacy
effect on NAPLAN results
Literacy & Numeracy
Year 7 Science

Year 7 Science Assessments
Literacy demands
Numeracy demands
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Year 7 Science
Assessment Example

Kalantzis and Cope 2001
Earth and
Space Sciences
pre and post testing

differentiated explicit teaching workshops

inquiry based practical activities

1:1 conferencing

peer presentation of task cards
Venville and Dawson 2004, pp.56
Provision of guiding activities and background information- making links between the different ideas and theories.

Multimodal representations- interpreting and analysing a range of text types

Genre/Text type- comprehend and compose a scientific explanation of a phenomena.

Language features- using appropriate scientific and technical vocabulary.

Communication- explaining to peers the phenomena using the prepared representation.
From "Teaching literacy in science in Year 7", pp.6
Scientific literacy
The Dreamtime Unit 4
Yr 7 Fuse 2013 ibook
Surf Coast Secondary College
The Dreamtime Unit 4
Year 7 Fuse 2013 ibook
Surf Coast Secondary College
Year 7 Fuse Weebly
retrieved 2 April 2014,
Author: K Osborne
practical measurements

collecting, representing and interpreting data from investigations

referring to data when providing explanations

knowledge of timescales and intervals
Source- Surf Coast Secondary College Year 7 Fuse Weebly, year7fuse2013.weebly.com


Context and evidence when comparing our school to statistically similar and all Australian schools for year 9-
reading: on par or above in all bands
persuasive writing: below in bands 8-10
spelling: slightly below in bands 8-10
grammar and punctuation: below in bands 9-10

outcomes- aim to
increase spellling by 5% students moving into bands 8-9 by year 9
move students in lower bands for grammar and punctuation to 6-7
move students from lower bands to 7-8 by 5%
Context and evidence when comparing statistically similar and all Australian schools in year 9-
our students are lagging behind in band 8 and 9 results for numeracy across all Australian schools.

outcomes- aim to
increase the number of students in bands 8 and 9 in year 9 by 10% to make our results comparable to other statistically similiar and Australian schools.
ACARA, AusVels Science Year 7, retrieved 20 April 2014 ausvels.vcaa.vic.edu.au

Kalantzis, M and Cope, B, 2001 New Learning: a charter for Australian education. Canberra: Australian Council of Deans of Education.

Kelly, P 2010, Greatest Hits- Songs From the South, Vols. 1 & 2

My School website http://www.myschool.edu.au/ResultsInBands/Index/81478/SurfCoastSecondaryCollege/50460/2013

NSW Department of Education 1997, Teaching Literacy in Science in Year 7, NSW Department of Education Curriculum Directorate, retrieved 18 April 2014 http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/secondary/science/assets/pdf/documents/litsciy7.pdf

Surf Coast College 2013, Year 7 Fuse Weebly, retrieved 20 April 2014 year7fuse2013.weebly.com

Surf Coast College 2013, The Dreamtime Unit 4 Year 7 Fuse 2013 ibook

Venville, G and Dawson, V 2004, The Art of Teaching Science, Allen and Unwin, Sydney.

Waldrip, B, Prain V, and Carolan, J 2006, Learning junior secondary science through multi-modal representations. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 11. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from hhtp://ejse.southwester.edu/volumes/v11n1/articles/art06_waldrip.pdf
source: My School website http://www.myschool.edu.au/ResultsInBands/Index/81478/SurfCoastSecondaryCollege/50460/2013

SCSC Year7 Fuse Weebly
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