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NSW Syllabuses


The new BOSTES K–10 syllabuses for the Australian curriculum continue to promote a standards-referenced approach to assessing and reporting student achievement in NSW and the importance of assessment foras and of learning as essential components of good teaching and learning.

Advice on Assessment 

Advice on Assessment is a useful overview of assessment in the classroom. It outlines key principles of effective assessment and provides detail about the three main approaches to assessment: assessment for, as and of learning.

Download: Advice on Assessment (PDF, 4 pages, 302KB)


Assessment strategies

Assessment strategies include a range of examples specifically tailored for K–6 and Years 7–10 to meet the needs of all students.


Sample Assessment for learning activities 

Sample assessment for learning activities include examples specifically designed for K–6 and Years 7–10 in English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography.