Students who scored code 4 or below at best demonstrated that they understood the basic requirements of the task and, at the lowest assessable level (code 1), showed only an attempt at beginning a story or description that didn’t communicate anything of substance.
67% of year four students and 48% of year six students scored code 4 or below in quality of ideas. The highest proportion of year four students scored code 3 and the highest proportion of year six students scored code 4. Most students were not able to put together a simple story based on the prompts given.
In contrast, this means that about 30% of year four students and 50% of year six students produced stories that ranged from simple storylines relating to the prompts to well-sequenced stories that entertain and effectively incorporate the prompts.
Students may need support to develop good quality stories or to communicate these in a written format.