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  Secondary: Satisfactory Submission of Work
Version 1.0 Author HoT&L Owner Principal
Approval Date 29/1/2014 Last Review 1/2015 Next Review 1/2016
VRQA Minimum Standard/s Curriculum and Student Learning: Student Learning Outcomes

 

Table of Contents

 

Purpose

Bayside Christian College exists to support and assist parents in their God-given task of educating their children.  In developing within children personal attributes such as personal responsibility, high standards, punctuality and completion of tasks, the College assists parents in equipping and preparing students as disciples of Christ to serve their communities wherever they may be.

 

Scope

This policy applies to all teaching staff  and students from Year 7 to Year 10 (for students undertaking VCAL or VCE subjects, see specific handbooks)  students enrolled at Bayside Christian College.

 

Policy Statement

This policy aims to promote a culture which is equitable to all students, and establishes procedures which empower students to take personal responsibility for their own learning and work submission, assists students to understand the importance of punctuality and completion of tasks, and promotes the establishment of effective study routines. It is to be applied consistently across all of Bayside Christian College’s Secondary School. The policy communicates to parents, students and staff:

  • timeline requirements for assessment task submission

  • what constitutes a satisfactory grade

  • the requirement that all assessment tasks must be the student’s own, unless specified by the teacher

  • how to seek extensions or resubmit assessment tasks

  • consequences of late submission, plagiarism, non-satisfactory assessment tasks 

Procedural Steps

Satisfactory Grade

Assessment tasks are graded on an A to UG scale. A ‘+’ may be used to indicate higher achievement within the band:

Grades and Percentage Values for Reporting in Year 7 to Year 10

 

Grade

Percentage

A +

90 – 100%

A

80-89%

B +

75-79%

B

70-74%

C+

65-69%

C

60-64%

D +

55-59%

D

50-54%

E+

40-49%

E

30-39%

UG

<30% (Ungraded)

NA

Not Assessed

 

Satisfactory Grade: Years 7-10

 

  • In order for the student to demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of content, a minimum passing grade for assessment tasks is 50% or ‘D’. This does not apply to students on Independent Learning Programs, who are monitored by the Learning Needs Coordinator.

  • The method of grading must be clearly communicated to students before the assessment task is undertaken. This must include assessment tools such as:

  • the use of rubrics

  • key skills or criteria

  • marking bands.

Examples of assessment tools can be found at:  http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/support/pages/tools.aspx

  • Teachers are to utilise the weighting scale in Edumate to ensure clear communication of each task’s value as part of the overall course. Students must receive overall 50% for each semester to receive a satisfactory pass or “S” for the semester’s work.  At Year 7 to Year 10, Course Tasks for each semester must total 100%.

  • Where a student is awarded less than 50% for an assessment task, they will be required to re-sit the task. This will happen in communication with parents (see Appendix 1) and after consultation with teacher.

On satisfactory re-completion of this task:

  • Year 7 and 8 students will receive a grade of ‘D’ (Satisfactory)

  • Year 9 and 10, the initial mark remains.  

If a student is not awarded a minimum of 50% on the second attempt, they will receive an overall grade of ‘E’ or 'UG' (Not Satisfactory).

  • The resubmission of the assessment task must be reported on in the formal feedback section on Edumate.

Weighting:

Year 9: Major Projects are to be worth no more than 50%. Exams are to be worth no more than 20% of the total grade.

Year 10:   Major Projects are to be worth no more than 50%. Exams are to be worth no more than 30% of the total grade.

 

Late/non submission of Assessment Tasks

It is expected that teachers clearly communicate major assessment task due dates, at least one week before submission date, to students through means such as: Edumate, verbal communication, use of diaries, having task due date included on task instruction/marking sheet, Parent Weekly Digest.

  • Extensions must be sought by the student at least 1 full day prior to submission date, directly to classroom teacher.  (See Appendix 2)

  • Other extensions may be applied at the Coordinator’s discretion. No penalty will apply if approval is granted for extension by teacher or Coordinator.  

  • Parents may also apply to the subject teacher or Coordinator, on the student’s behalf, if the student is unable to do so.


 

First non-submission of assessment task per subject, by due date, per semester: Parent communication from classroom teacher (written or verbal), Coordinator  is made aware of non-submission of work.

 

 

Year

Consequence

Year 7

Work submitted by 4:00pm on due date, 5% of the total lost per day late submitted.

Year 8

Work submitted by 4:00pm on due date, 5% of the total lost per day late submitted.

Year 9

Work submitted by 4:00pm on due date, 10% of the total lost per day late submitted.

Year 10

Work submitted by 4.00pm on due date, 10% of the total lost per day late submitted.

Work submitted 2 weeks after due date (without approved extension) will receive an N for the task.

Late Work:

If work is submitted late and would have been above 50%, but lost marks due to late submission, then the final result is recorded in Edumate- even if below 50%. Feedback to the student must state the grade they would have received if submitted on time.

If work is submitted late and is less than a D (50%), then they must demonstrate understanding (whether via a different task, orally or resubmission) , however they will only receive the earned mark, less the late penalty- even if it results in an E or UG. Feedback must reflect this.

If work is submitted two weeks late, it will receive UG. Work must still demonstrate satisfactory understanding and feedback should reflect the grade it would have received if submitted on time.

 

Second non-submission of assessment task per subject, by due date per semester: Parent meeting with classroom teacher and Coordinator.

 

Year

Consequence

Year 7

Work submitted by 4:00pm  on due date, 5% of the total lost per day late submitted.

Work submitted 2 weeks after due date (without approved extension) will receive an N for the task.

Year 8

Work submitted by 4:00pm on due date,  5% of the total lost per day late submitted.  

Work submitted 2 weeks after due date (without approved extension) will receive an N for the task.

Year 9

Work submitted by 4:00 pm on due date, 10% of the total lost per day late submitted.

Work submitted 2 weeks after due date (without approved extension) will receive an N for the task.

Year 10

Work submitted by 4:00pm on due date, 10% of the total lost per day late submitted.

Work submitted 2 weeks after due date (without approved extension) will receive a N for the task.


 

Third non-submission of work per subject in a semester: Parent meeting with classroom teacher/Coordinator  and/or Head of Secondary, Deputy Principal and/or Principal to determine future pathway of the student.

  • Students will receive UG grade for unsubmitted work, until it is submitted.

  • Students must still submit the work at a Satisfactory level (50%)

  • Teachers to are to use the written feedback system on Edumate to communicate the late submission of work and the percentage and time lost to late submission.

  • The late submission or non submission of  the assessment task must also be communicated to the Coordinator, and identified in the report comment.

  • Teachers will use the weighting/scale in Edumate for each assessment task: please note: Non submission of a task may have impact on the student’s overall S or N Semester result.

 

 

Parental Communication:

If any of the unsatisfactory submissions above apply to a student, please contact parents and ensure they are aware of what is taking place (e.g. re-test, re-submit, ungraded). It should never be a surprise to a parent/carer when the end of semester report indicates a grade below a D for a student.

Plagiarism  

 

Definitions (as defined at http://policy.federation.edu.au/univ...arism/ch01.php

 

 

Plagiarism:

is the presentation of the works of another person / other persons as though they are one’s own by failing to properly acknowledge that person / those persons.

Intentional Plagiarism:

is plagiarism associated with intent to deceive.

Unintentional Plagiarism:

is plagiarism associated with a lack of understanding of plagiarism or a lack of skill in referencing / acknowledging others’ work (still a breach of this Policy).

Collusion:

is the unauthorised act of a student presenting work, which is the outcome of directly working with others, as his or her own.

Cooperative Learning:

is the informal process of students interacting to enhance their learning outcomes and is encouraged.

Groupwork:

is the authorised act of a group of students producing either a common assessable work or an individually assessed piece of work as part of a larger project.


 

 

  • Students have the responsibility to ensure that all submitted work is their own.
  • Students must acknowledge all sources of information including print and non print texts in a bibliography at the end of their assessment task.
  • Where help has been sought, students must acknowledge assistance they have received in the submission of work including parental/peer or tutor support for editing, corrections or improvements. (See Appendix 3).
  • Students who knowingly assist another student to plagiarise may be penalised.
  • Students must not cheat on exams or assist others to do so.
  •  

Where a student has been found to plagiarise: 

  • Parents are notified via telephone call or in person, and through written form (see Appendix 4).
  • Student is to resubmit a modified/alternative task provided by classroom teacher.
  • For a first instance of plagiarism: A documented student meeting is held with subject teacher and Year Level Coordinator or Head of Secondary.
  • Students will receive UG grade for plagiarised work; this can be redeemed through completion of a modified task on a due date set by the subject teacher. 
  • Students must submit the modified task at a Satisfactory level (50%)
  • Teachers to are to use the written feedback system on Edumate to communicate the modified task.
  • The instance of plagiarism must also be communicated to the Coordinator.
  • Teachers will use the weighting/scale in Edumate for each assessment task: please note: Non submission of a modified task may have impact on the student’s overall S or N Semester result

 

Intentional Plagiarism Consequence

For a second instance of plagiarism: A documented meeting is held with the student, parents, subject teacher and Coordinator.

For the third instance of plagiarism:  Parent meeting with classroom teacher/Coordinator  and/or Head of Secondary, Deputy Principal and/or Principal to determine future pathway of the student.

Unintentional Plagiarism Consequences

Meeting with class teacher to review correct referencing/acknowledging practices. 

 

Communication of Policy

  • Conference with teacher, review policy, and resubmit assessment task (which may be modified at the teacher’s discretion), by the new set due date.

·   The Intranet

·   Student Handbooks

·   Parent/Student information evenings

·   Staff meetings

·   Newsletter, Email

 

Implementation of Policy

The policy and procedure will be implemented throughout the College through:

  • Twice yearly staff briefing sessions communicating policy

  • Communication to parents and students at Information Evenings at the start of the year

  • Assessment data will be subject to Coordinator  review, and audited by the Head of Secondary, communicating any instances where practice does not follow policy and requires modification.

 

Related External Reference/s

Examples of asssessment tools can be found at:  http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/support/pages/tools.au

Definitions used in this policy and further information on plagiarism, can be found at  http://policy.federation.edu.au/univ...arism/ch01.php

 

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