Record of Course Achievement (Reporting)
The Record of Course Achievement (ROCA) provides a summary of each student’s achievement in their selected PEAC courses. Records of Course Achievement are provided at the end of each course and can be used to indicate the development of thinking skills and capabilities across a two-year period. PEAC courses are designed to extend and challenge gifted and talented children and provide opportunities to demonstrate achievement at a level well above that associated with chronological age. Assessments are made in the context of expectations of each course rather than those associated with each student’s current year level.
The Record of Course Achievement has two main categories for assessing achievement: Personal and Social Capability and Critical and Creative Thinking. The achievement levels for Critical and Creative Thinking Skills are taken from the General Capabilities in the Western Australian Curriculum. This assessment tool provides a framework to monitor the progress and development of each student’s thinking skills. During each course students receive a rubric providing descriptors of each level of achievement to guide their progress.
The concept of a summative end of year report of the three courses completed during the school year is currently being developed. This report would be available through RTP and will indicate the Levels of Achievement only.