Who is required to attend?
School representation at TASC quality assurance meetings is compulsory if the course is delivered at the school. For Workplace Maths (only) TASC will contact individual providers required for 2019 meetings. In all other courses, representation is required by all providers.
It is a requirement of school registration with TASC that a school representative attends the quality assurance meeting with the required bodies of student work. The school representative should be a current teacher of the course.
When and where are the meetings held?
Meetings will be held during the weeks of 9-13 and 16-20 of September 2019.
Meeting timetables and registration information will be published later in the year.
Are costs covered for the meetings?
Schools are responsible for costs associated with the provision of materials and teacher attendance at the quality assurance meetings including relief and travel. A light lunch will be provided.
How do I know what student work to bring?
TASC determines the requirements for the bodies of student work to be taken to each quality assurance meeting. TASC requirements include type of student work, assessment criteria to be covered and expected award level. For more details see selecting bodies of student work for quality assurance in the information document.
What do I need to do before the meeting?
Teachers must read the TASC requirements relating to the selection of bodies of student work for the quality assurance meeting for their subject.
Each school selects the required bodies of work and assess each against the nominated criteria using ratings A+ to t and indicate an award – PA, SA, CA or EA. This information should be recorded on the Provider (school) Record Sheet.
The relevant sections of the Provider and Meeting Record Sheets should be completed and attached to each body of work. For more details see record sheets in the information document.
Where there is more than one teacher of the course at the school, teachers should meet prior to the TASC quality assurance meeting to select the bodies of student work and, through consensus, determine the ratings and awards.
What do I need to bring to the meeting?
- The required number of assessed bodies of student work as per the current quality assurance requirements for the course
- One Meeting Record Sheet with identification section only completed attached to the front of each body of work
- One completed Provider Record Sheet with all information completed attached to the Meeting Record Sheet
- A copy of the current course (printed or e-copy).
What happens at the quality assurance meetings?
At the meeting, participants work in small groups. The bodies of work are examined and assessed by the group against the criteria standards. Ratings and awards are determined and then recorded. For more information see quality assurance meeting process and protocols in the information document.
I am the sole teacher of this course at my school. What happens if I am ill and unable to attend?
If a planned attendee is unable to make a meeting (for example, because of sudden ill health) please contact us or phone 03 6165 6000 as soon as possible.
What feedback does a school/teacher receive from TASC?
After the September quality assurance meetings, TASC provides each participating school with data sets for each course comparing the school ratings and awards with those given by the meeting. Where there is a discrepancy, schools are expected to investigate the issue and take any necessary action.
Early the following year, TASC includes the student’s final ratings and awards in the data and undertakes an analysis of these data sets and may request further information, clarification and/or evidence where apparent discrepancies are identified.