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School-based assessment

The information on this page relates to students who will be graduating from school in 2018 and 2019, i.e. current Year 11 and 12 students. For information about the new QCE system starting with Year 11 students in 2019, visit the QCAA website.

In Queensland, learning and assessment programs are developed within schools and are an integral part of teaching and learning.

If you study an Authority subject in Years 11 and 12, you will be taught and assessed by teachers within a system of externally moderated school-based assessment.

This means your school is given syllabuses and guidelines from the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) to follow but your teachers are responsible for designing their own learning and assessment programs according to their students’ needs, communities and local contexts.

A rigorous system of external moderation ensures that students are treated fairly, and that achievement standards are comparable in schools across Queensland.

The Queensland system of school-based assessment has been in operation for 40 years. It is highly regarded internationally and has been shown to benefit students. Find out more by watching QCAA's videos on YouTube.

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Last updated: 14-Feb-2018