What is up2now?
It's an online tool used as part of a pilot project being conducted by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES). The aim of the pilot project is to determine the breadth of extra-curricular achievements of NSW students, as well as exploring the best ways for students to record, organise and share their achievements.
What is the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES)?
The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW was established in 2014 to develop and support standards in curriculum, student assessment, school registration and teaching in all NSW schools.
Who is involved in the pilot project?
In 2013 over 200 schools from across the NSW school sectors registered to participate in the pilot project. Students in Year 10 and Year 11 from registered schools have access to the up2now website so that they can record and share their extra-curricular achievements. Each participating school also has a School Coordinator to liaise with BOSTES throughout the pilot.
How long will the pilot project run?
The 2014 pilot project will run throughout the full 2014 school year.
What happens at the end of the pilot project?
BOSTES will consider an evaluation report based on the quantitative data collected from up2now as well as qualitative data collected from students and teachers involved in the pilot. This will be used to inform BOSTES on future directions beyond 2014.