Common Assessment Tasks
The practice of developing common learning goals, activities, success criteria and feedback opportunities is referred to as a Common Assessment Task (CAT).
This guarantees consistent, quality content delivery and assessment of curriculum across classes.
- In Years 7-9 there are up to three CATs per subject per semester.
- tasks vary in nature across subjects but have consistent form, assessment criteria, preparation and timing within specific subjects.
- clear information is given regarding:
- the learning intention
- task details
- assessment criteria
- the due date.
- a phone call or written explanation must be provided if students are absent the day a CAT is due and the CAT must be submitted on the day of return.
- the completion of CATs is They form a significant part of the assessment cycle and the satisfactory completion of all subjects. If a CAT is not completed, parents/guardians are informed and a ‘CATch-Up’ session is scheduled.
- parents will be informed about CATs completed to an unsatisfactory standard. This task can be resubmitted.
- CATs attract 80 ACE points per semester for:
- satisfactory completion by the due date
- the expected contribution to a positive learning environment.
This is the benchmark for all students