This article outlines which prior scores are displayed during the phase in of AusVELS.

During the phased implementation of AusVELS, different prior scores will be shown on the reports.

1. In the first semester in which a domain is introduced by DEECD as an AusVELS domain, no prior score will appear on the report. This is because there is no direct translation between the VELS and AusVELS curriculum, and the domain will have not yet been taught under the AusVELS curriculum.

2. In the next semester after which a domain is introduced as an AusVELS domain, students will receive a prior score from 6 months ago, ie the previous semester, where this score is available.

3. All semesters thereafter, such AusVELS domains will display a 12 month prior score, where appropriate. As with VELS, no prior score will be given for a student who was not at the school 12 months ago, or where the student did not receive an assessment in that domain/strand 12 months ago

4. Where a domain is still being assessed using the VELS curriculum, prior scores from 12 months ago, will be displayed, where available, ie from the same semester of the year before.

The table below outlines whether the prior score will be for 6 or 12 months prior for each domain.

 VELS or AusVELSDomain / Dimension Semester 1 2013 Semester 2 2013 Semester 1 2014 Semester 2 2014 Semester 1 2015 Semester 2 2015 Semester 1 2016 onwards 
 VELSThe Arts 12 months 12 months 12 months
12 months
NANANA
 VELSCivics and Citizenship12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months NANANA
 VELSCommunication 12 months12 months12 months12 monthsNANANA
 VELSDesign, Creativity and Technology12 months 12 months 12 months 12 monthsNANANA
 VELSHeath and Physical Education12 months 12 months12 months12 months NANANA 
 VELSThe Humanities 12 months 12 months 12 months
12 months
NA NA NA 
 VELSThe Humanities - Economics 12 months12 months 12 months 12 months NA NA NA 
 VELSThe Humanities - Geography 12 months 12 months 12 months
12 months
NA NA NA 
 VELSInformation and Communications Technology 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months NA NA NA 
 VELSInterpersonal Development 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months NA NA NA 

 VELS

LOTE Pathways 1 and 2 12 months12 months 12 months
12 months
NA NA NA 
 VELSPersonal Learning12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months NA NA NA 
 AusVELSThe Arts NA NA NANA
No prior
6 months 12 months 
 AusVELSBusiness and EconomicsNANA NA NA No prior 6 months 12 months 
 AusVELSCivics and CitizenshipNA NA NANA No prior 6 months 12 months 
 AusVELSEnglish No prior 6 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 
 AusVELSHealth and Physical Education NANA NA NA No prior 6 months 12 months 
 AusVELSThe Humanities - History No prior 6 months 12 months 12 months12 months 12 months 12 months 
 AusVELSThe Humanities - Geography NA NA NANA
No prior
6 months12 months 
 AusVELSLanguages NA NA NANA
No prior
6 months 12 months 
 AusVELSMathematics No prior 6 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 
 AusVELSScience No prior 6 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 
 AusVELSTechnology NA NA NA NA No prior 6 months 12 months 
         

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