Within the Australian Curriculum, assessment focuses on students' achievement according to the ACARA achievement standard for each year level. With this approach students are aware of what is being assessed, the assessment techniques being used and the criteria by which their standard of work produced will be judged. Students are modelled expected and above standard work and receive Success Criteria to inform students and parents about what is being assessed and the level of that achievement. In addition to the ongoing assessment in the classroom, children in Year 3 and Year 5 are involved in the National Literacy and Numeracy Tests (NAPLAN). These tests aim to provide information on student achievements in some aspects of literacy and numeracy. From 2019, students in Year 3 and 5 will undertake the NAPLAN tests online.
Formal written reports are provided at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2 on the Parent Portal. Formal Parent/Teacher interviews are offered twice a year, with the first interviews being held at the end of Term One.
It is our policy that homework is set. It is the parents responsibility to ensure that homework is undertaken. This policy is explained to parents through the classroom introduction and overview letter that is sent home in the first 2 weeks by the Classroom Teacher. Parents are expected to consult with their child's teacher so that they are familiar with the homework policy of the class.
Information on the school's NAPLAN data can be found at: