See Also: Reporting & Communication
Assessment and Evaluation of Learning
Teachers will continually observe and assess students’ learning in class. According to a planned schedule, a task or test may be set to gain a clearer idea of how well your child understands what has been taught. Clear transparent criteria will be set, so that students can work towards achieving their best. Assessment assists the teacher to fine-tune teaching strategies for the individual student and feedback supports students as they better manage their learning.
Various opportunities are provided during the year to let you know your child’s progress.
National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)
Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), which tests English (reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy skills. The results of these tests, in conjunction with a range of other assessment strategies and data collection, give you information on how your child is progressing and where s/he could benefit from greater challenges or extra help.