Data analysis, use of assessment data, assessment scales

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Date Location Presenter(s) Cost Availability
5 Mar 2018 Online
$660 (see description) Register
9 Apr 2018 Online
$660 (see description) Register
7 May 2018 Online
$660 (see description) Register
4 Jun 2018 Online
$660 (see description) Register
2 Jul 2018 Online
$660 (see description) Register
3 Sep 2018 Online
$660 (see description) Register
8 Oct 2018 Online
$660 (see description) Register


This course is a foundation level professional learning program focussed on developing teachers’ expertise in using and interpreting different types of data in a school context.  It is designed for teachers and school leaders who wish to build solid shared understandings about the kinds of data used in schools, the different ways in which data can be represented and what they can tell teachers about student learning.

Recommended prior learning: this foundation course has no recommended prior learning (users of the PAT assessment suite are recommended to have accessed the PAT webinars prior to commencing this course).

AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers

This course focuses on Professional Standard 5: Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning particularly Professional Standard 5.4. Interpret student data

This course is targeted to the teaching levels indicated in the table below.

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

Demonstrate the capacity to interpret student assessment data to evaluate student learning and modify teaching practice. 

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 mode

Online: seven online modules (topics)

Course duration: 20 hours over approximately 10 weeks (one term)


All recommended resources are included in the course 


$660 (GST inc.) individual registration;

$440 (GST inc.) Groups of 10 or more concurrent registrations from a single institution

Please contact Margaret Taylor for more details.

Intended learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • identify and critically evaluate the types, purposes and uses of data available in schools
  • summarise and represent data, including assessment data
  • interpret and represent tabular and graphical representations of data in reports.

Course in detail

The course is delivered in online mode and consists of seven modules (topics) and two learning assurance tasks (multiple choice assessment; data manipulation task). Each module is interactive and participants work through examples and activities to build skills and knowledge.

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

For more information

Margaret Taylor
phone: 03 9277 5403