Getting started with PAT: (Online ACER Accreditated Course)

Getting Started with PAT (Stage 1)

The course is intended for educators who have a limited knowledge of PAT.  This course explains PAT terminology, describes the purpose of all aspects of PAT reports, and uses case studies to give practical teaching strategies to improve student learning.

Recommended prior learning:  There is no recommended prior learning for this course

AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers

This course focuses on Professional Standard 5: Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning at the Proficient, Highly-Accomplished and Lead Teacher level, particularly Professional Standard 5.4. Interpret student data

Graduate Proficient Highly accomplished appropriate for this level Lead appropriate for this level

Demonstrate understanding of assessment strategies, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess student learning. 

Use student assessment data to analyse and evaluate student understanding of subject/content, identifying interventions and modifying teaching practice. 

Work with colleagues to use data from internal and external student assessments for evaluating learning and teaching, identifying interventions and modifying teaching practice.  Co-ordinate student performance and program evaluation using internal and external student assessment data to improve teaching practice.

Course duration: 6 hours' online coursework, 14 hours' practical application of course content

Resources:  All recommended resources are included in the course

Registration:  $220 (incl. GST) individual registration; $176 (incl. GST) 10+ concurrent registrations from a single institution

Intended learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • analyse and critically evaluate a range of PAT reports
  • use PAT data to select and implement appropriate teaching strategies

Course in detail

The course is delivered in online mode and consists of one Module and one Learning Assurance Task (analyse a PAT report).  The module is interactive and participants work through examples and activities to build skills and knowledge.

The content explains PAT terminology, describes the aspects and purpose of different report types and analyses a learning domain.  Participants will learn how to analyse a report and to apply targeted teaching strategies to improve student learning.  Participants will then be required to apply this knowledge in their own context.

The course has a dedicated facilitator to support participants.  Participants can also ask specific questions to PAT subject matter experts.  Participants can log on to access the course at their own convenience, and can engage in asynchronous discussions about the content.

On completion of the course, participants will be able to join the ACER Professional Learning Community, to access further information pertinent to educator best practice, discuss current professional issues with ACER staff and other Professional Learning graduates and share their practices in a professional network.

The learning assurance task is to analyse a range of PAT reports.

On successful completion of the course, participants will receive an ACER certificate of achievement.

Date and location Presenter Cost Availability
7 May to 13 Jul 2018 | Online

$220 (incl. GST) Register
23 Jul to 12 Oct 2018 | Online

$220 (incl. GST) Register