Largely due to the lobbying of Platoqld people, the State Parliament directed its Education and Innovation Committee to inquire into the assessment methods used in senior mathematics, chemistry and physics in QLD schools. Parliamentary Inquiry – Terms of reference
The Education and Innovation Committee’s report no. 25, The assessment methods used in senior mathematics, chemistry and physics in Queensland schools, was tabled in Parliament on October 14, 2013. (Report no.25 pdf)
The report can also be accessed at: http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/committees/EIC/2013/QldAssessment/rpt-025-14Oct2013.pdf
The recommendations stated in the report are listed here: Recommendations.
Comments from parents, teachers, academics etc. after the report was tabled in can be found here: Responses to the Inquiry.
An analysis of the submissions to the inquiry:The following links show a breakdown of he submissions to the Inquiry. It was notable that coalface teachers and parents are not happy with Qld’s peculiar assessment systems. On the other hand, almost all of those in a position of power n the schools, unions, teacher associations and in the university education faculties think Qld is leading the world
Please refer to the Inquiry Submissions page, to view copies of all available submissions. This link shows all the submissions, many of which were submitted by Platoqld people.
Tabled Paper – Inquiry into Assessment Methods for Senior Maths, Chemistry and Physics - QSA Tabled by the QSA at a public briefing held on 20 March 2012.
Correspondence between Education and Innovation Committee and QSA
Correspondence – 14 May 2013 From the Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Studies Authority providing its response to the Committee’s supplementary questions regarding assessment methods for senior maths, chemistry and physics in Queensland.
Correspondence – 26 June 2013 Letter to the Queensland Studies Authority requesting further information in relation to the Inquiry into assessment methods for senior maths, chemistry and physics in Queensland.
Correspondence – 10 July 2013 RESPONSE Letter from Mr Neil McDonald, Acting Cief Executive Officer, Queensland Studies Authority providing further information in relation to the Inquiry into assessment methods for senior maths, chemistry and physics in Queensland.