Technologies Support Materials
Assessment Principle 5
Assessment should lead to informative reporting
Materials and Technologies specialisations snapshot: Model spaceship
Technologies/Design and Technologies/Knowledge and understand/Materials and technologies specialisations and Processes and production skills/Creating solutions by Designing/Producing and implementing/Evaluating/Collaborating and managing
Principles of the design process for the selection and combination of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment
Design, develop, evaluate and communicate alternative solutions, using appropriate technical terms and technology
Produce a simple plan designed to solve a problem, using a sequence of steps
Safely apply appropriate techniques to make solutions using a range of components and equipment
Develop contextual criteria independently to assess design processes and solutions
Plan, publish and manage projects, collaboratively and/or individually, considering safety, specific task requirements, time and other required resources
Nature of the assessment
Assessment of individual students through a project to report on their creating solutions skills.
Purposes of the assessment
To check that students have applied the appropriate skills to design and produce a finished product to be measured against a set of developed contextual criteria.
Stage in the Teaching sequence
At the end of the teaching and learning cycle – to ensure students have applied processes and production skills while demonstrating the specific contextual knowledge required through the design solution – summative assessment.
The students were required to apply the creating solutions process in the completion of the investigating and defining, designing, producing and implementing, and evaluating of a model spaceship.
The students completed a self-reflection during, and at the completion of, a teaching and learning cycle, and at the completion of creating design solutions.
Using the information
The teacher used the activity to assess the students’ created design solutions against a specific set of developed contextual criteria in order to inform her reporting.