St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

Doctor dishes up consistency at St Paul's

doctor thumbTeachers from St Paul's Lutheran Primary School in Caboolture, and Grace Lutheran Primary School in Clontarf, were treated to a day full of learning last week, as they attended a "CTJ Day", focusing on moderating the consistency of their teacher judgments.

Dr Jill Willis, from the Queensland University of Technology, presented information on the new Australian Curriculum, and ways to annotate assessment pieces.

"It was a very successful day," said Miss Bec Gunia, St Paul's Year 2 teacher. "It's great to get some affirmation about what teachers are marking. And days like this, where we get to meet with teachers from other schools, give us a great chance to get ideas, get inspired, and see what other schools are doing," she said.

CTJ Days are held annually in Term Three, for all of the Lutheran schools in the Brisbane North area. Organised by the Curriculum Coordinators of the Lutheran schools, the day involved the two schools using the Australian Curriculum website to moderate pieces of a student's English work, and producing a collection of work samples to reflect the criteria. It was funded from a Cross-Site Moderation Project "Building Collaborative Consistency" grant from Independent Schools Queensland.