Within the ACARA Syllabus, the students are assessed using a standards approach meaning they are assessed on the quality of work produced in relation to the expected level for their year level (unless on an Individual Curriculum Plan). The criterion for the assessment item is demonstrated to all children prior to the required work so they can strive to attain the highest possible standard. A student's folio of work is rated using a five-point scale; Well-Above, Above, Expected, Below and Well-Below the expected standard and this is reported to parents twice a year. Typically, students will be at the Expected level by the end of the academic year.
Assessing student learning is an integral part of teaching and learning. It improves learning and informs teaching. It is the process through which teachers identify, gather and interpret information about student achievement and learning in order to improve, enhance and plan for further learning.
Assessment of student learning takes place at different levels and for different purposes. A consideration when planning assessment is how best to uncover different dimensions of learning, including the depth of their knowledge and understanding & the level of proficiency in their skills and capabilities.
Assessment needs to be rich, robust and comprehensive, ensuring that multiple sources of data and evidence are collected.
We use Seesaw as an online digital portfolio to frequently communicate student learning with parents and carers. This also provides teachers with a wide range of evidence that teachers can use to plan the next steps in their teaching.
Formal reporting is undertaken at the end Semester 1 and Semester 2. Parent Teacher Interviews are held during Semester 1 and 2. It is an expectation that parents attend these meetings as we know that home school collaboration provides the best support for your child. Student report cards are available online on the Parent Portal.
Information on the school's NAPLAN data can be found at: