Teachers’ Guide to Assessment –  updated in 2016 to align with the ACT’s continued commitment to implementing the Australian Curriculum and to reflect current research and evidence-based assessment practices.

Australian Teaching and Learning Toolkit

Curriculum in to the Classroom (C2C) Online Resources – This suite of materials has been produced by the Queensland Department of Education and Training to deliver a comprehensive online suite of school and classroom planning materials aligned with the Australian Curriculum. It can be accessed via Scootle and includes:

  • Year level planning materials
  • Unit planning materials, including lesson plan or topic overviews
  • Classroom teaching and learning material

Using assessment data for improving teaching Practice – Helen Timperley

Embedded Formative Assessment – Dylan Wiliam

Using data to improve learning – Tony Shaddock

The 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Improve Student Learning – Dylan Wiliam

The ‘long tail’ of underachievement – Geoff Masters

Politics of Collaborative Expertise  –  John Hattie

Great Teaching by Design – Evidence-based practices to improve student outcomes in Canberra’s classrooms (ACT Education Directorate)

Great Teachers by Design – A systemic approach to ensuring highly effective teachers in Canberra public school (ACT Education Directorate)



Websites of Interest

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Scootle (ESA – Education Services Australia) connects like-minded teachers around Australia, providing access to highly effective resources and other items to support teaching and learning.

Teacher Quality Institute ACT

ACT Government Education Directorate – Teaching and Learning

ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies

Visible Thinking – Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Genes to Cognition online


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