Curriculum - Assessment and Reporting

 

 

Assessment and Reporting

 

 

Assessment is the ongoing process of gathering, analysing and interpreting, using and reflecting on data to make informed and consistent judgements about learners’ progress and achievement to improve learning.

 

 

 

Reporting communicates comprehensive information about student learning and achievement in different forms to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes. Comprehensive reporting covers three major areas:

·         Student reporting: schools report to parents/carers using student reports, strengthening family partnerships by engaging teachers and families in regular and meaningful communication about students’ learning need. 

·         School reporting: schools report to the local community via their annual report, providing a concise summary of the school’s achievements and progress

·         System reporting: the Department reports systemic improvement to the broader educational community through state-wide and national reports, providing statistical and related information about Victorian educational outcomes. 

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/spag/curriculum/Pages/assessment.aspx

 

 

 

At Keilor Primary School assessment is undertaken in the classroom on a regular basis. These include:

NAPLAN – an annual assessment that takes place each year for students in Grade 3 and Grade 5. This may give a snapshot of student capabilities in the areas of Reading, Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy. 

Formal assessments – this can take the form of  pre and post tests for units of work, Fountas and Pinnell running records, Online Assessments etc. These allow teachers to gain a thorough understanding of student capabilities and assist in planning to suit the needs of all students.

Conferencing – this gives teachers an opportunity to discuss the students’ learning with them in a one-on-one or small group situation, identify learning behaviours and set relevant goals.

Anecdotal Notes – these are the ongoing observations that teachers may notice during learning time.

Rubrics – these may be made in consultation with the students and are a visible way of students working towards a goal, whilst knowing the expectations. Students may assess themselves or be assessed by a teacher or a peer and these also assist in goal setting.

 

Reporting to parents takes place at the end of each semester and allows teachers to communicate to parents around their child’s successes, learning behaviours and next steps for learning in alignment with the Victorian Curriculum.

 

Parents have the opportunity to meet with teachers in a formal interview twice a year – early in Term 1, as a ‘getting to know you’ interview and at the end of Term 2, in the form of a Parent/ Teacher interview (Grade Prep) or Student Led Conference (Grade 1 – 6).