Essential Secondary Science Assessment (ESSA)
Professional development through ESSA
ESSA was introduced by the NSW state government to raise the profile of science education and to provide diagnostic information about science learning by students in schools across NSW.
ESSA provides a range of professional learning opportunities for science teachers.
- using data from ESSA, in addition to the valuable information collected within schools, to monitor and improve teaching and learning programs in science
- contributing to ESSA as item writers, markers and developers of materials for 'Curriculum Links'
- participating in workshops provided by the ESSA team that investigate the design, results and implications of tests. Download an overview of the Institute accredited workshops (PDF 44 kB) presented by ESSA. Further information regarding dates will be released later in term 1.
The ESSA team is presenting information about the program in a variety of forums, including educational conferences, science education publications, collaborations with tertiary institutions and departmental briefings.