The Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting (QCAR) Framework informs the learning programs for all state school students in Years 1 to 9.
The framework, developed by the Queensland Studies Authority, comprises five inter-related components:
The framework promotes increased consistency across classrooms and continuity across year levels in what is taught and how it is assessed and reported in Queensland schools - a significant step forward for the students and teachers who change schools each year.
A policy statement 358k outlines the framework.
An independent expert paper 164k by Professor Peter Freebody explains the background and rationale behind the Framework.
A brochure explaining QCAR 101k is available for parents.
The policy statement, Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting 358k, provides detailed information on the initiative.
There is also an independent expert paper, Background, rationale and specifications: Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework 164k underpinning the policy statement.
An easy-to-read information brochure 101k explaining the reforms to curriculum, reporting and assessment in Queensland schools.