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Testing and assessment

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​Tests (verbal, written, systemic, and diagnostic) throughout the semester, together with assignments and/or projects and monitoring of class work, are all methods of assessing continuous student progress. A teacher’s anecdotal record keeping is a significant component of monitoring of student learning. All the results of the continuous assessment of your student's progress are considered for each LA (Learning Area) and the student’s overall progression. Reporting takes place:

  • Mid semester 1 (approximately April) – progress report. Interviews are encouraged.
  • End semester 1 (June) - This is a more comprehensive report. Interviews are encouraged.
  • End semester 2 (December) - Interviews by request.

The school has a comprehensive Assessment Schedule for the consistent and regular monitoring of all aspects of literacy and numeracy. This schedule may be viewed at any time, and parents may speak with teaching staff about this. Student progress is tracked against regional benchmarks and “traffic light” graphs are used to track distance travelled (eg. Red-yellow-green).

Assignment policy - Years 7-9

Assignments which contribute to the decision making about a student's level of achievement for their various subjects must satisfy the following criteria: They must be the student's own work; and presented by the due date unless an extension has been granted by the Principal/HOD who sees that exceptional circumstances exist such as:

  • extended absence due to illness, supported by a medical certificate or through parental communication
  • absence due to bereavement or other special circumstance on the due date, supported by parental communication, where it was not possible to convey such assignment to school, via a friend or relative.

Assignments, which satisfy the above criteria, will be assessed and certified towards the student's level of achievement. When a final assignment is not submitted or is submitted late, the assessment will be based on the in-class achievement of that student during the assignment writing process.

Assignments will be given "school time" to enable students to clarify doubts and to consult with teachers. This ensures no student is in doubt about what is required. Assistance can also be provided. The onus is entirely upon the student to ensure the task is completed. Extra home time will almost always be required.

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Last reviewed 12 August 2019
Last updated 12 August 2019