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Links to VELS information

This article contains useful links for Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) schools, to explain the effect of VELS with school reporting.

Schools requiring further clarification on the reporting and assessment requirements of VELS should contact the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).

The DEECD algorithm that is used to determine the A-E scale and dot position

Below is a link to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) algorithm that is used to create the A-E scale for a domain/dimension and how Accelerus will plot the rating for each domain. This algorithm should be read in conjunction with the VELS dimension codes and associated scores table to understand where the D rating will applied for each dimension. Download the DEEDC algorithm from here:

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VELS dimension codes and associated scores

Not all VELS dimensions are assessed at every year level. This table is helpful to understand why particular dimensions are only available at a particular year level and why some dimensions have a limited range of possible scores.

 

Domain/Dimension KDOKEY Dimension Code Dimension Description Min Score Max Score
Health and Physical Education HPE HPEPA Movement and Physical Activity 0.00 6.75
Health and Physical Education HPE HPEKP Health Knowledge and Promotion 2.00 6.75
Interpersonal Development IPD IPDIP Interpersonal Development 0.00 1.00
Interpersonal Development IPD IPDSOC Building Social Relationships 1.00 6.75
Interpersonal Development IPD IPDTEA Working in teams 1.00 6.75
Personal Learning PLE PLEIDV The individual learner 2.00 6.75
Personal Learning PLE PLEMPL Managing personal learning 2.00 6.75
Civics and Citizenship CCS CCSCKU Civic knowledge and understanding 2.00 6.75
Civics and Citizenship CCS CCSCOE Community engagement 2.00 6.75
The Arts ART ARTCR Creating and making 0.00 6.75
The Arts ART ARTER Exploring and responding 2.00 6.75
English ENG ENGREA Reading 0.00 6.75
English ENG ENGWRI Writing 0.00 6.75
English ENG ENGSPL Speaking and listening 0.00 6.75
LOTE Pathway 1 LO1 LO1COM Communicating in a LOTE (Pathway 1) 3.00 6.75
LOTE Pathway 1 LO1 LO1ICK Intercultural knowledge and language awareness (Pathway 1) 3.00 6.75
LOTE Pathway 2 LO2 LO2COM Communicating in a LOTE (Pathway 2) 4.00 6.75
LOTE Pathway 2 LO2 LO2ICK Intercultural knowledge and language awareness (Pathway 2) 4.00 6.75
The Humanities HUM HUMKU Humanities knowledge and understanding 2.00 3.00
The Humanities HUM HUMSK Humanities skills 2.00 3.00
The Humanities - Economics HEC HECKU Economic knowledge and understanding 3.00 6.75
The Humanities - Economics HEC HECRI Economic reasoning and interpretation 3.00 6.75
The Humanities - Geography HGE HGEKU Geographical knowledge and understanding 3.00 6.75
The Humanities - Geography HGE HGEGS Geospatial skills 3.00 6.75
The Humanities - History HIST HISTKU Historical knowledge and understanding 3.00 6.75
The Humanities - History HIST HISTRI Historical reasoning and interpretation 3.00 6.75
Mathematics MAT MATNUM Number 0.00 6.75
Mathematics MAT MATSPA Space 0.00 6.75
Mathematics MAT MATMCD Measurement, chance and data 0.00 6.75
Mathematics MAT MATSTR Structure 2.00 6.75
Mathematics MAT MATWMA Working Mathematically 0.00 6.75
Science SCI SCISKU Science knowledge and understanding 2.00 6.75
Science SCI SCISWO Science at work 2.00 6.75
Information and Communications Technology ICT ITCICT Information and Communications Technology 1.00 2.00
Information and Communications Technology ICT ICTVT Information and Communications Technoogy for visualising thinking 2.00 6.75
Information and Communications Technology ICT ICTCR Information and Communications Technology for creating 2.00 6.75
Information and Communications Technology ICT ICTCOM ICT for communicating 2.00 6.75
Thinking Processes THI THIRPI Reasoning, processing and inquiry 2.00 6.75
Thinking Processes THI THICR Creativity 2.00 6.75
Thinking Processes THI THIREM Reflection, evaluation and metacognition 2.00 6.75
Communication COM COMLVR Listening, viewing and responding 3.00 6.75
Communication COM COMPRE Presenting 3.00 6.75
Design, Creativity and Technology DCT DCTID Investigating and designing 2.00 6.75
Design, Creativity and Technology DCT DCTPRO Producing 2.00 6.75
Design, Creativity and Technology DCT DCTAE Analysing and evaluating 2.00 6.75

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