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Assessment pointers validate teachers’ professional judgement when reporting against a

five-point scale. The pointers:


 are examples of evidence in relation to the achievement standard
 should be used with the annotated student work samples
JUDGING STANDARDS IN YEAR 2  exemplify what students may demonstrate rather than a checklist of everything they
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES should do.

YEAR 2 HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ACHIEVEMENT STANDARD


At Standard, students pose questions, locate, sort and record collected information and/or data from provided sources. They identify and process relevant information and/or
data by categorising, sequencing events and exploring points of view. Students use different formats to represent their information, and draw simple conclusions. They
participate in decision-making processes by contributing to group discussions. Students share their findings in a range of ways, and develop simple texts using some relevant
terms. They reflect on what they have learnt using oral and/or written forms.
Students locate major geographical divisions of the world, and describe places at a variety of scales. They describe the interconnections between people and places, and they
identify the factors that influence people’s connections with others in different places. Students identify people, sites and parts of the natural environment in their local
community that reveal information about the past, and those that have significance today. They identify examples of how technology has changed and its impact on people’s
lives.

YEAR 2 HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ASSESSMENT POINTERS


A B C D E
The student demonstrates The student demonstrates The student demonstrates The student demonstrates The student demonstrates
excellent achievement of what high achievement of what satisfactory achievement of what limited achievement of what very low achievement of what
is expected for this year level is expected for this year level is expected for this year level is expected for this year level is expected for this year level

Humanities and Social Sciences skills

Questioning and Orally poses related questions Orally poses relevant questions Orally poses and responds to Orally poses and responds to Does not meet the requirements
Researching and responds with a detailed and responds with some detail. questions relevant to the topic. questions with little connection of a D grade.
explanation (WAHASS13) to the topic.
(WAHASS14)

Independently sorts and records Sorts and records information Requires some scaffolding to Requires differentiation and
information and/or data and/or data, with little sort and record information support to sort and record
(WAHASS15) (WAHASS16) scaffolding. and/or data. information and/or data.

Analysing Independently selects a way to Independently represents Represents gathered Requires differentiation and Does not meet the requirements
represent gathered information gathered information in a given information in a given format. support to represent gathered of a D grade.
(WAHASS16) (WAHASS17). format. information in a given format.

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A B C D E
The student demonstrates The student demonstrates The student demonstrates The student demonstrates The student demonstrates
excellent achievement of what high achievement of what satisfactory achievement of what limited achievement of what very low achievement of what
is expected for this year level is expected for this year level is expected for this year level is expected for this year level is expected for this year level

Analysing Independently sequences events Independently sequences Requires some scaffolding to Requires differentiation and Does not meet the requirements
into the correct order events, with some confusion of sequence events. support to sequence events. of a D grade.
(WAHASS18). order.

Evaluating Draws conclusions based on Draws a conclusion based on Draws a simple conclusion based Gives a simple statement, based Does not meet the requirements
information and/or data to information and/or data to on information and/or data to on personal opinions. of a D grade.
make a detailed statement make a general statement. make a simple statement.
(ACHASSK049)(ACHASSK050)
(WAHASS19) (WAHASS21).

Communicating and Communicates information, Communicates information and Communicates information and Has difficulty communicating Does not meet the requirements
Reflecting elaborates and reflects on the reflects on the data collected reflects on the data collected, relevant information. of a D grade.
data collected, and selects an with some detail, using a given using a given form.
appropriate form (ACHASSK045) form.
(WAHASS22) (WAHASS25)

Develops a detailed text to Develops a detailed text to Develops a simple text to Requires differentiation and
describe and explain an event or describe an event or place. describe an event or place. support to develop a text to
place (WAHASS20) (WAHASS23) describe an event or place.
(WAHASS24)

Knowledge and understanding

Geography Identifies, locates and labels Identifies, locates and labels Identifies and locates continents Identifies and locates a Does not meet the requirements
continents in relation to continents in relation to in relation to Australia and continent in relation to of a D grade.
Australia and labels all Australia and adds some attempts to add additional Australia.
additional information additional information. information.
accurately (ACHASSK047)

Explains, in detail, the reasons Explains the reasons people visit Identifies the reasons people Lists some reasons people may
people visit places and makes places and makes simple visit places and makes some visit places.
connections to distance and connections to distance and/or connection to distance and/or
accessibility(ACHASSK048) accessibility. accessibility.
(ACHASSK051).
A B C D E
The student demonstrates The student demonstrates The student demonstrates The student demonstrates The student demonstrates
excellent achievement of what high achievement of what satisfactory achievement of what limited achievement of what very low achievement of what
is expected for this year level is expected for this year level is expected for this year level is expected for this year level is expected for this year level

History Explains the impact of changing Describes the impact of Identifies the impact of changing Lists some changes in Does not meet the requirements
technology on people’s lives changing technology on people’s technology on people’s lives. technology. of a D grade.
(ACHASSK046) lives.

Explains the significance of a Describes the significance of a Identifies the significance of a Lists simple facts about a
person, site or part of the person, site or part of the person, site or part of the person, site or part of the
natural environment natural environment. natural environment. natural environment.
(ACHASSK044)

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