Tasmania

1996 – 2005

2005

The Department of Education published Essential Learnings Assessing Guide, a reference booklet to assist teachers in planning and conducting assessment processes outlined in the Essential Learnings Framework.


2004

The Department of Education published Guiding Learning Communities: A professional learning resource, a series of 8 booklets that included one on curriculum planning.

The Department of Education published a further three editions of Directions in Assessment and Reporting to support the introduction of the Essential Learnings Framework.

The Tasmanian Qualifications Authority was established with responsibility for Years 11-12 and post compulsory qualification (merging the Tasmanian Secondary Assessment Board, The Universities Registration Council and the Tasmanian Accreditation and Recognition Committee).

2003

The Department of Education launched Tasmania A State of Learning: A Strategy for Post-Year 10 Education and Training in December. The strategy, which falls within the broader framework Guaranteeing Futures, set out future directions for post-compulsory education and training.

The Department of Education published Directions in Assessment and Reporting, the first in a series of booklets circulated to schools to support the introduction of the Essential Learnings Framework.

In March the Department of Education released the Essential Learnings Framework 2 which outlined the structure of essential learnings outcomes and standards and described reporting requirements.

The Department of Education released Literacy and Numeracy Plan for Schools 2003/2005.

2002

In March the Department of Education released Essential Learnings Framework 1. The framework included a statement of values and purposes, identified essential learnings, and provided an overview of learning, teaching and assessment principles.

2000

The Department of Education released the policy statement, Learning Together: A Vision for Education, Training and Information into the 21st Century. It complemented the broader goals and visions outlined in Tasmania Together and recommended a review of the Tasmanian school curriculum.

The Department of Education released the revised policy statement, Education for Students who are Gifted.

1998

The Department of Education released Anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy.

1997

The Department of Education released the Directions for Education Statement, which outlined new guidelines for measuring, monitoring and reporting learning outcomes.

The Department of Community and Cultural Development released Key Intended Literacy Outcomes, Tasmania, which described literacy outcomes for Tasmanian students

The Department of Community and Cultural Development released Key Intended Numeracy Outcomes, Tasmania, which described numeracy outcomes for Tasmanian students

The Department of Community and Cultural Development released its Literacy Policy.

1986 – 1995

1995

The Tasmanian Secondary Assessment Board was established with responsibility for Years 9 – 12.

The Department of Education released Numerate Students, Numerate Adults which outlined the importance of numeracy as a cross-curriculum issue for all teachers.

The Department of Education released, Equity in Schooling Policy and Education for Students who are Gifted.

1994

The Curriculum Services Branch of the Department of Education distributed Working with Statements and Profiles: a folio of curriculum support materials to schools.

The Department of Education released policy statements on Gender Equity and the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Regular Schools.

1993

The Department of Education published Framework for curriculum provision K-12: interim statement, which identified eight key curriculum learning areas.

The Educational Planning Branch of the Department of Education released Literacy Policy.

The Department of Education released Gender Equity Implementation Plan 1993-97.

1990

The Department of Education published the report of the review of the Department of Education and the Arts, Foundations for the future: A focus for the   administration of Tasmanian education and the arts (Cresap Report).

1989

The Department of Education released Supportive School Environments: Policy statement and program of support for schools.

1988

The Department of Education published A Selection of Good Practices: Tasmanian government schools and secondary colleges 1984-87.

1987

The Education Department released Secondary Education: The Future. This major policy statement outlined the goals and objectives for the future of secondary education in Tasmania.

The Schools Board of Tasmania released The Tasmanian Certificate of Education: Statement of policy.

1976 – 1985

1985

The Education Department released the policy discussion paper, The Future of Secondary Colleges and Senior Secondary Education in Tasmania.

1984

The Department of Education and the Australian Schools Commission published Choice and diversity in Tasmanian secondary schools: a State   report.

The Special Sub-Committee of the Schools Board of Tasmania released the report, The Future of Certification in Tasmania.

1983

The Multicultural Education Co-ordinating Committee released Multicultural approaches in Tasmanian education: a K-10 curriculum statement.

The Department of Education released A Review of Special Education.

1981

The Minister for Education issued White Paper on Tasmanian Schools and Colleges in the 1980s.

1980

The Education Department published the discussion paper, Requirements for a Curriculum.

1978

The Curriculum Centre of the Education Department publishe, Curriculum Task Force Report 1978: A Study of Teacher Opinion on some Emergent Curriculum Related Issues.

The Education Department published Tasmanian Education: Next Decade, the report of the TEND (Tasmanian Education Next Decade) committee appointed to evaluate the state education system and make recommendations for future reform.

The Education Department published The Future of District Schools in Tasmania: report of the District Schools Committee to the Minister for Education.

1977

The Education Department published Secondary Education in Tasmania: A Review for the Education Department by the Committee on Secondary Education(Scott Report).

The 1975 Context

1972

The Education Department published Higher School Certificate Examination and Assessment Procedures: A review.

1968

The Education Department published the report of the Committee set up to investigate the role of school in society, The School in Society. The report made broad recommendations on the organization of schools, teacher professionalism, educational programs, and led to significant reform of the Tasmania secondary school curriculum.