Assessment framework for the Primary teacher portfolio

The table below shows that Entry 1 is designed to provide evidence about teaching English, specifically writing. The main source of evidence is the development of students’ writing over time and how a teacher’s learning activities, monitoring and feedback have promoted that development. For Entry 2 the focus shifts to mathematics and the quality of discourse that a teacher can use to promote mathematical understanding. A video recording provides one of the main sources of evidence in this entry. A video recording is also one of the main sources of evidence in Entry 3. However, the focus shifts to science and to the teacher’s capacity to promote science investigation through collaborative group work. Entry 4 directly addresses Standards 6 and 7 in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, while providing indirectly evidence in relation to standards 1 to 5. The entry requires a teacher to initiate a small project that engages their immediate professional community in improving the quality of opportunities for students to learn.

Portfolio entries

APST Standards Curriculum focus 1. English: Writing 2. Mathematics 3. Science 4. N/A
Teaching skill Monitoring and feedback Building understanding through discussion Collaborative group work Teacher leadership
Main sources of evidence Student work samples Video-based Video-based Documented accomplishments
1: Know students and how they learn        
2: Know the content and how to teach it        
3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning        
4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments        
5: Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning        
6: Engage in professional learning        
7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community