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SACE Modernisation: Electronic examinations

Electronic examinations are being expanded to new subjects in 2020 as part of the SACE Board’s ongoing modernisation of the SACE.

This is the direction of travel – it’s ensuring that every student can show us what they can do with what they know.

The electronic exam format and other contemporary forms of assessment are used so that teachers can make an informed, on-balance judgement about their students’ learning.

Last year we became the first jurisdiction in Australia to successfully introduce this format for Stage 2 English Literary Studies.

Next month, Stage 2 students of English Literary Studies, Modern History and Psychology will sit an electronic exam.

We are pleased with how well our partnership with schools, IT managers and students is working – which is ensuring everyone is ready and prepared.

At the same time, a significant amount of work is being undertaken to look at what other subjects could have an electronic exam in 2020.

Six subjects are being considered – Biology, Geography, Legal Studies, Indonesian (Continuers), Nutrition, and Tourism.

We are working together with individual schools to understand what the potential impacts might be on schools delivering electronic exams for these subjects.

As part of this process, we’re also speaking with students, teachers, SACE coordinators, IT managers and other key stakeholder groups.

A final decision will not be made until the impacts of introducing the electronic exam format for each subject are understood.

Once we’ve completed this process, we’re expecting to confirm by the end of November what subjects will have an electronic exam in 2020.

For more information, contact SACE – 08 8115 4700.