Assessment in VCE Physics Units 3 and 4

We are really interested in the formative and summative assessments that you find most useful for teaching and learning in VCE Physics.

Merryn Dawborn Gundlach and Syd Boydell

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  1. Rate the following formative assessment tools for teaching and learning usefulness in Units 1 and 2. (if you haven't used one of these, leave it blank)

            1 2 3 4 5 6       other (see next question)
      low stakes quizzes/surveys/polls not at all useful very useful  
      entry/exit tickets not at all useful very useful  
      'non counting' homework or classwork not at all useful very useful  
      kahoots not at all useful very useful  
      plickers not at all useful very useful  
      quizlets not at all useful very useful  
      padlet not at all useful very useful  
      thumbs up or down not at all useful very useful  
      directed questions in class not at all useful very useful  
      casual chats during/after class not at all useful very useful  
      mind maps/concept maps not at all useful very useful  
      KWL (Know, Want to know, what I Learned) not at all useful very useful  


  1. Add some other formative assessment tools you have used in Units 1 and 2.


  1. Rate the following formative assessment tools for teaching and learning usefulness in Units 3 and 4. (if you haven't used one of these, you can leave it blank)

            1 2 3 4 5 6       other (see next question)
      low stakes quizzes/surveys/polls not at all useful very useful  
      entry/exit tickets not at all useful very useful  
      'non counting' homework or classwork not at all useful very useful  
      kahoots not at all useful very useful  
      plickers not at all useful very useful  
      casual chats during/after class not at all useful very useful  
      thumbs up or down not at all useful very useful  


  1. Add some other formative assessment tools you have used in Units 1 and 2.


  1. The Study Design specifies the 'suitable tasks for assessment' for all the AoS in Units 1 and 2 (except the Practical Investigation, which has its own special task). These are shown below. Indicate which ones you would prefer to use.

            1 2 3 4 5 6       other (see next question)
      annotated prac folio prefer not to use likely to use  
      data analysis prefer not to use likely to use  
      design and build a device prefer not to use likely to use  
      explanation of device operation prefer not to use likely to use  
      solution to a scientific/technological problem prefer not to use likely to use  
      report of a physics phenomenon prefer not to use likely to use  
      modelling activity prefer not to use likely to use  
      media response prefer not to use likely to use  
      summary report of selected pracs prefer not to use likely to use  
      reflective learning journal/blog prefer not to use likely to use  
      test with multichoice and/or longer questions prefer not to use likely to use  


  1. The Study Design specifies the 'suitable tasks for assessment' for all the AoS in Units 3 and 4 (except the Practical Investigation, which has its own special task). These are shown below. Indicate which ones you would prefer to use.

            1 2 3 4 5 6      
      annotated prac folio prefer not to use likely to use  
      data analysis prefer not to use likely to use  
      design and build a device prefer not to use likely to use  
      explanation of device operation prefer not to use likely to use  
      solution to a scientific/technological problem prefer not to use likely to use  
      report of a physics phenomenon prefer not to use likely to use  
      modelling activity prefer not to use likely to use  
      media response prefer not to use likely to use  
      summary report of selected pracs prefer not to use likely to use  
      reflective learning journal/blog prefer not to use likely to use  
      test with multichoice and longer questions prefer not to use likely to use  


  1. Indicate which of the following best applies to you.
    I am teaching physics units in Science Yrs 7, 8, 9 or 10
    I am teaching Units 1 and/or 2 VCE Physics
    I am teaching Units 3 and 4 VCE Physics
    I am not teaching VCE Physics this year but hope to be doing so in the future