French Online Marker Training

The Online Marker Training provides information on marker roles and responsibilities, features of assessment, differences between current internal assessments and external assessments in this trial. Subject-specific tasks are a key aspect of the online training and must be completed. It should take about 20 minutes and give you an understanding of what being a marker involves.

Course materials

Introduction

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Key dates

Face-to-face marker training

6 June (9am-4pm)

Marking

6-10 June

If required, the marking operation may be extended.

Additional materials

Information Statement for Schools

https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/memos/16/072-16.pdf

Supplementary materials 

Sent out with Online Marker Training email.


Background learning and example 1

Background learning

For this training, we will be using the Supplementary materials from the 2017 External Assessment Trial for French, which contain a sample instrument. You will be asked to identify evidence to make judgments about a specific feature of responses. 

There are three sections in the sample instrument.

  • Section 1 — Listening
  • Section 2 — Reading
  • Section 3 — Writing

We will now focus on Comprehension in Section 2. 

Question

The question below relates to Texts 4, 5 and 6, which can be found on page 19 in the sample instrument.


Lachlan is introduced in Text 6. Two alternatives are identified in Texts 4 and 5. Which alternative would best suit Lachlan? Justify your answer using relevant information from both Texts 4 and 5.


There are two parts in this question. Firstly, students choose the most appropriate alternative for Lachlan, then they justify their choice with the relevant details.

Text 4

Recherche professeur d’anglais pour deux adolescents de quinze ans. Ils ont un niveau d’anglais très bas et passent leur brevet à la fin de l’année scolaire. Ils ne sont pas très motivés mais ont besoin de cours intensifs, au moins trois cours d’une heure par semaine. La personne idéale peut commencer la semaine prochaine, préférablement lundi à dix-huit heures. Cette personne doit être bilingue ou originaire d’un pays anglophone, être très patiente, et doit bien s’entendre avec les adolescents. Payé 10€ par cours.

Si cette annonce vous intéresse, appelez-moi au 02 31 12 34 56 pour arranger un entretien.

Merci.

Paula

Text 5

Recherche jeune homme ou jeune femme, bénévole, avec beaucoup d’énergie et qui aime les animaux pour promener mon chien Rex quatre fois par semaine, préférablement le matin à six heures. Rex a deux ans, est très gentil et bien élevé mais il adore courir et, à cause de mon âge, je ne peux plus courir avec lui. Idéalement la personne pour cet emploi sera en pleine forme car Rex est un chien de grande taille et il est très affectueux et comme il est jeune, il ne comprend pas qu’il ne faut pas sauter.

Si vous êtes intéressé/e, appelez-moi pour organiser une rencontre avec Rex au 02 12 34 56 78.

Merci.

Rose

Text 6

Lachlan est un jeune Australien qui voyage en France avec un budget limité. Il est très sportif, adore les animaux et veut devenir professeur quand il rentrera en Australie.

Conclusion from texts 

The tutoring job is the best choice.


Relevant details from texts

  • Lachlan wants to become a teacher 
  • Lachlan is from an English-speaking country 
  • The other job is not paid

Example

Consider this response. Scroll down for a judgment about this response.

Correct answer

Annotated response and explanation

The response has:

  • drawn a conclusion that is valid
  • used both texts to respond
  • used relevant details in their response.

Question 1

  • draws a conclusion justified by 3 relevant details.
  • draws a conclusion justified by 2 relevant details.
  • draws a conclusion justified by 1 relevant detail.
  • does not meet requirements above.

The question below relates to Texts 4, 5 and 6, which can be found on page 19 in the sample instrument.

 

Lachlan is introduced in Text 6. Two alternatives are identified in Texts 4 and 5. Which alternative would best suit Lachlan? Justify your answer using relevant information from both Texts 4 and 5.

 

There are two parts in this question. Firstly, students choose the most appropriate alternative for Lachlan, then they justify their choice with the relevant details.

 

Conclusion from texts 

The tutoring job is the best choice.

 

Relevant details from texts

  • Lachlan wants to become a teacher 
  • Lachlan is from an English-speaking country 
  • The other job is not paid

 

Response

Consider the response above.

Click on the most appropriate option to complete the stem below.

The response:

Question 1 answer

Annotated response and explanation

The student draws a conclusion and justifies the response. While the conclusion is correct, the student does not justify using all the relevant details. In fact, there is only one piece of information that is relevant.

Question 2

  • draws a conclusion justified by 3 relevant details.
  • draws a conclusion justified by 2 relevant details.
  • draws a conclusion justified by 1 relevant detail.
  • does not meet requirements above.

The question below relates to Texts 4, 5 and 6, which can be found on page 19 in the sample instrument.

 

Lachlan is introduced in Text 6. Two alternatives are identified in Texts 4 and 5. Which alternative would best suit Lachlan? Justify your answer using relevant information from both Texts 4 and 5.

 

There are two parts in this question. Firstly, students choose the most appropriate alternative for Lachlan, then they justify their choice with the relevant details.

 

Conclusion from texts 

The tutoring job is the best choice.

 

Relevant details from texts

  • Lachlan wants to become a teacher 
  • Lachlan is from an English-speaking country 
  • The other job is not paid

 

Response

Consider the response above.

Click on the most appropriate option to complete the stem below.

The response:

Question 2 answer

Annotated response and explanation

The student has identified the best alternative for Lachlan and justified this alternative using both Texts 4 and 5; however, the student failed to mention that Lachlan wants to become a teacher.

Background learning and example 2

Background learning

For this training, we will be using the Supplementary materials from the 2017 External Assessment Trial for French, which contain a sample instrument. You will be asked to identify evidence to make judgments about a specific feature of responses. 

There are three sections in the sample instrument.

  • Section 1 — Listening
  • Section 2 — Reading
  • Section 3 — Writing

We will now focus on Conveying meaning in Section 3. 

Task

The task below is taken from page 21 in the sample instrument.


Instructions 

  • Respond to the task in approximately 300 words — this length is a guide only. 
  • Allow approximately 55 minutes to complete this section. 
  • Respond in French


Context: 

Your friend Martin has recently returned to France after being an exchange student at your school in Australia. He has sent you an email to invite you to come and stay with his family at Christmas. 


Task: 

Respond to Martin’s email. 


Purpose: 

To respond to Martin’s email by addressing his questions below: 

  • Qu’est-ce qui s’est passé depuis que je suis parti ? (What has been happening since I've left?) 
  • Qu’est-ce que tu penserais de venir passer Noël chez moi ? (Would you like to come and spend Christmas at my house?)
  • Si tu peux venir, qu’est-ce que tu aimerais faire ici ? (If you can come, what would you like to do here?)


Audience: 

Your friend Martin 


Text type: 

Personal email

Example

Consider this response. Scroll down for a judgment about this response.

Correct answer

Annotated response and explanation

Decisions about grading the quality of the responses would be made using the Knowing and using language features aspects of the marking guide and by judging the extent to which the writer’s ideas and purpose are conveyed.

Question 3

  • answers all 3 questions.
  • answers 2 questions.
  • answers 1 question.
  • does not respond to the questions.

The task below is taken from page 21 in the sample instrument.

 

Instructions 

  • Respond to the task in approximately 300 words — this length is a guide only. 
  • Allow approximately 55 minutes to complete this section. 
  • Respond in French

 

Context: 

Your friend Martin has recently returned to France after being an exchange student at your school in Australia. He has sent you an email to invite you to come and stay with his family at Christmas. 

 

Task: 

Respond to Martin’s email. 

 

Purpose: 

To respond to Martin’s email by addressing his questions below: 

  • Qu’est-ce qui s’est passé depuis que je suis parti ? (What has been happening since I've left?) 
  • Qu’est-ce que tu penserais de venir passer Noël chez moi ? (Would you like to come and spend Christmas at my house?)
  • Si tu peux venir, qu’est-ce que tu aimerais faire ici ? (If you can come, what would you like to do here?)

 

Audience: 

Your friend Martin 

 

Text type: 

Personal email

 

Response

Consider the response above.

Click on the most appropriate option to complete the stem below.

The response:

Question 3 answer

Annotated response and explanation

In this response, all three questions have been answered.

Question 4

  • answers all 3 questions.
  • answers 2 questions.
  • answers 1 question.
  • does not respond to the questions.

The task below is taken from page 21 in the sample instrument.

 

Instructions 

  • Respond to the task in approximately 300 words — this length is a guide only. 
  • Allow approximately 55 minutes to complete this section. 
  • Respond in French

 

Context: 

Your friend Martin has recently returned to France after being an exchange student at your school in Australia. He has sent you an email to invite you to come and stay with his family at Christmas. 

 

Task: 

Respond to Martin’s email. 

 

Purpose: 

To respond to Martin’s email by addressing his questions below: 

  • Qu’est-ce qui s’est passé depuis que je suis parti ? (What has been happening since I've left?) 
  • Qu’est-ce que tu penserais de venir passer Noël chez moi ? (Would you like to come and spend Christmas at my house?)
  • Si tu peux venir, qu’est-ce que tu aimerais faire ici ? (If you can come, what would you like to do here?)

 

Audience: 

Your friend Martin 

 

Text type: 

Personal email

 

Response

 

Consider the response above.

Click on the most appropriate option to complete the stem below.

The response:

Question 4 answer

Annotated response and explanation

In this response, the student has not answered any of the questions.

Thank you

Thank you for completing the Online Marker Training.

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