Teachers use the Australian Curriculum content and achievement standards first to identify current levels of learning and achievement and then to select the most appropriate content (possibly from across several year levels) to teach individual students and/or groups of students. This takes into account that in each class there may be students with a range of prior achievement (below, at and above the year level expectations) and that teachers plan to build on current learning.
Teachers also use the achievement standards, at the end of a period of teaching, to make on-balance judgements about the quality of learning demonstrated by the students - that is, whether they have achieved below, at or above the standard. To make these judgements, teachers draw on assessment data that they have collected as evidence during the course of the teaching period. These judgements about the quality of learning are one source of feedback to students and their parents and inform formal reporting processes.
Students in Kindergarten participate in PIPS testing during Term 1 and Term 4. Students in Year 3, 5,7 and 9 participate in the NAPLAN national testing.
This is encouraged between teacher and parent whenever it is considered necessary by parent or teacher. Parents are very welcome to see their child's teacher at any time. Please make an appointment by phoning the office.
- Term 1 -Parent/Teacher interviews are held at the start of term as a "getting to know you" session. Students in Year 7-10 receive a short written mid semester report on progress to date at the end of Term 1.
- Term 2 - A-E and Student Progress Reports are provided at the end of Term 2
- Term 3 – Student Led Conferences. Student, teacher and parent meeting. Year 7-10 receive a mid-semester report at the end of Term 3.
- Term 4 - A-E and Student Reports are provided at the end of Term 4.
For further information on national testing, please go to Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (http://www.acara.edu.au/home_page.html)