Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority


Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Infobox Company
name = Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

type = Government Agency
genre =
foundation = 2001
founder = Victoria Government
location_city = East Melbourne, Victoria
location_country = Australia flagicon|Australia
location =
locations =
area_served =
key_people = John Firth (CEO)
Prof Peter McPhee (Chair)
industry = Education
products =
services = School curriculum
Student assessment
Education research
revenue = gain $39.63 million AUD (2006) Citation
publication-date= October, 2006
year= 2006
title= Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority Annual Report 2005-2006
periodical=
series=
publication-place=
publisher= Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
pages= 34
url= http://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/govrel/reports/06vcaa-rpt.pdf
accessdate= 2007-09-17
]
operating_income =
net_income = loss -$840,842 AUD (2006)
owner =
num_employees = 182.2 (FTE)
320 (Casual)
3500+ (Sessional)
parent = Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
divisions =
subsid =
slogan =
homepage = [http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/ http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/]
footnotes =
intl =

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is a statutory authority of the Government of Victoria responsible for the provision of curriculum and assessment programs for students in Victoria, Australia. The VCAA reports directly to the Victorian Minister for Education through the VCAA Boardcite web |url=http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/statutory/default.htm#2 |title=Statutory Authorities - About the Department of Education|accessdate=2007-09-14 |work=Department of Education and Early Childhood Development] .

At the senior secondary level, the VCAA provides curriculum and assessment for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

At the Prep to Year 10 level, the VCAA provides curriculum for the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) and administers the Achievement Improvement Monitor (AIM) program which provides an indication of the literacy and numeracy skills of students. Students in Victoria undertake the testing in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.

The VCAA also celebrates student achievement through its excellence and awards programs.

ee also

*Achievement Improvement Monitor
*Curriculum Standards Framework
*Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria)
*Education in Australia
*General Achievement Test
*Higher School Certificate
*Victorian Certificate of Education
*Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning
*Victorian Essential Learning Standards
*Extension studies

References

External links

* [http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/index.html Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website]
* [http://vels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/ Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) website]
* [http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/index.html Victorian Certificate of Education index]
* [http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/excellenceawards/index.html VCAA's Excellence and Awards website]


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