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Testing and assessment

Assessment occurs throughout the semester and is gathered via a range of assessment tools such as testing, oral speaking, checklists, anecdotal records and investigations.  Our staff use diagnostic, formative and summative assessment in their programs. 

Diagnostic assessment is used to identify areas for improvement in mathematics and English. The main purpose of formative assessment is to provide feedback (information and guidance) to students, parents and teachers. 

Summative assessment instruments from C2C units are used to measure student achievement against the Australian Curriculum Standards.  Student work is moderated across classes and at times across schools.  Achievement levels are quality assured by the Head of Curriculum.

Parents receive written reports about their child/children’s achievement and progress at the end of semester one and semester two.  Parent teacher interviews occur at the end of term one and term three.  However, parents are encouraged to arrange a time to meet with teachers throughout the year as required to discuss student progress.

NAPLAN is a national test of literacy and numeracy administered in May each year in Years 3 and 5. Individual student results are usually received by parents in Semester Two.