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Agricultural Technology – Areas for Assessment

Agricultural enterprises and systems
Activities: Plant Nutrition Trial, Exploring Value Adding in an Enterprise, Exploring Changes in Farm Practices
Interaction of agriculture and society
Activities: Exploring Value Adding in an Enterprise, Exploring Changes in Farm Practices
Production and marketing
Activities: Exploring Value Adding in an Enterprise, Exploring Changes in Farm Practices, Winter Weeds of Crops and Pastures, Cattle breeds for specific climates, Bee Keeping
Safe, ethical and sustainable practices
Activities: Vegetable Production Enterprise - Soil pH Testing, Plant Nutrition Trial, Winter Weeds of Crops and Pastures, Cattle breeds for specific climates, Bee Keeping
Problem-solving and communicating
Activities: Vegetable Production Enterprise - Experimental Design, Vegetable Production Enterprise - Soil pH Testing, Plant Nutrition Trial, Exploring Value Adding in an Enterprise, Exploring Changes in Farm Practices, Winter Weeds of Crops and Pastures, Cattle breeds for specific climates, Bee Keeping

Areas for assessment provide a framework for structuring an assessment program, and may be used for reporting student achievement. They are derived from the course objectives, so they are linked to the course outcomes. Areas for assessment can be used as organisers for assessment of student achievement.

Good assessment practice involves designing quality assessment activities that enable students to demonstrate their achievements. Teachers can use the areas for assessment when designing an assessment activity, to ensure it is assessing performance in relation to a grouping of outcomes.

In designing the assessment schedule for a course, teachers may find it useful to map each planned assessment activity to one or more of the areas for assessment. This allows teachers to ensure that assessment in relation to outcomes can occur across the year in a manageable way.

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