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South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996)

National Policy on Assessment and Qualifications for Schools in the General Education and Training Band

Part 3 : Management and Development of Assessment Instruments and Guidelines


98) The Department of Education, in collaboration with the provincial departments of education, will manage and develop the Learning Area Assessment Guidelines. These guidelines will focus on assisting teachers to implement assessment.


99) The assessment guidelines should consist of exemplars of tasks set for the Learning Area/Learning Programme. These tasks will be revised from time to time, depending on the needs of the Learning Area or Learning Programme.


100) The Department of Education will manage the development of the Common Tasks for Assessment and set the national timetable for the administration of the pen-and-paper tasks of the CTA.


101) The pen-and-paper task will be conducted under controlled conditions, and following a national timetable.


102) Teachers should mark the Common Tasks for Assessment using the supplied marking guides or memoranda, and the officials of each provincia1 education department must monitor and moderate the marking.


103) Accredited examining bodies will be responsible for the development of external assessment instruments and guidelines in keeping with the requirements of the National Curriculum Statement and Umalusi.


104) The Department of Education will be responsible for designing and developing recording tools that should be kept by schooIs viz, record sheets, learner profile documents and schedules. Provincial Departments of Education will print these and make them available to schools. These may also be made available electronically. Schools will design and develop report cards using the content as provided in paragraph 77.