ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING
Assessment and Reporting
Accurate and timely assessment and reporting helps to improve student learning through more targeted support, assistance and extension of student work, while keeping parents and guardians informed on student achievement and progress.
Assessment is designed to
provide students with feedback about their work so they can improve their skills and knowledge
provide parents and guardians with feedback on their child’s achievement and progress
evaluate and report on student progress against state-wide achievement standards
Feedback on Assessment Tasks
Students and families receive timely feedback on assessment tasks through our continuous reporting system. Teachers report back on student achievement within three weeks of the task’s completion, providing a grade and comments on what the student achieved and areas for improvement.
All assessment task reports are available through the Learning Task page on Compass.
Teachers report on student work habits three times a semester, approximately every six weeks. This allows time for reflection and changes to behaviour if needed. Progress reports use a Grade Point Average (GPA) reporting mechanism where students’ levels of effort and application to their studies are measured, irrespective of their level of academic ability. A summary of all Progress Reports throughout the student’s time at the school is available on the Reports page for each student.
Progress reports are available on Compass.
Summary reports of student achievement are issued twice a year at the end of each semester and provide an assessment of student progress against the Victorian Curriculum Essential Learning Standards.
The reports provide a summary of achievement in each subject, including each assessment task and grade. The report also includes a summary of the Progress Reports for that semester.
These reports are available to view or download on Compass.
Parent, Student and Teacher Conferences
Parent, student and teacher conferences are held twice a year, one at the end of Term 1 and the other at the end of Term 3. This is an opportunity for parents to meet their children’s teachers, discuss their learning and ask questions. It is also a good opportunity for teachers to get to know their students better. The conferences help to create closer communication between school and home.
Bookings for conference times are made via Compass.
Each semester, students receive a summary report of tasks and grades and assessment against state-wide achievement standards and three Progress Reports. Students receive regular feedback on assessment tasks throughout the semester, and there is a parent, student and teacher conference at the end of Term 1 and Term 3.