The Australian Curriculum: Assessment Practices for Diverse Learners

Karyn Carson, Peter Walker

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    A distinct synergy exists between pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and reporting. The implementation of the new Australian Curriculum F-10 (henceforth abbreviated as "Australian Curriculum") has provided both opportunities and challenges for ensuring that the needs of diverse learners are strongly addressed within inclusive education settings. This chapter illuminates specific issues related to the comprehensive assessment of diverse learners including national inconsistencies in the provision of accommodations, the use of the general capabilities as a starting point rather than a curriculum adjustment point, and the paucity of resources and professional learning opportunities supporting inclusive assessment practices. Recommendations are provided to demonstrate how educators can achieve effective student-centred assessment practices for diverse learners using the Australian Curriculum across and within different contexts.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research
    PublisherIGI Global
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)9781466674967
    ISBN (Print)1466674954, 9781466674950
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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