It was reported on this day in 1994 that new guidelines for year 11 and 12 student assessments would be introduced in the ACT.
The assessments at the time were conducted by individual colleges internally, creating the need for common guidelines for teachers to adhere to when assessing students.
"Course frameworks" would be introduced to the college curriculum, which teachers would use while assessing students studying the Year 12 certificate.
The frameworks would be introduced over the following few years, so students of the year 1997 and later would have a completely different year 12 certificate than those before them.
The chairman of the Board of Senior Secondary Studies, Selwyn Cornish, said the introduction of the frameworks was the result of national influences over the previous years.
"It's important to emphasise that the ACT will still very much have a decentralised system," he said.
"But yes, the frameworks mean that for each course, or discipline, there will now be system-wide guidelines."
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