Teachers at St Agatha's undertake a range of student assessment and reporting processes to support student learning. Assessment is the ongoing process of gathering, interpreting and reflecting on student data to make informed and consistent judgements. Assessment at our school is seen as an important part of the curriculum that benefits learning and informs teaching. Providing informative feedback to parents through key reporting processes is also viewed as a valuable part of strengthening school-parent partnerships.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Twice yearly face to face scheduled parent teacher interviews are offered at St Agatha's to communicate important information about student progress and achievement. Parents are able to book appointments through the Parent Portal using the P.T.O System. Twice yearly written report cards are also provided for all students in alignment with Australian Government reporting regulations. Access to these written reports is also via the Parent Portal.
Written Report Cards
Written reports reflect student progress against the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards using a five-point rating scale in each learning area. This professional judgement is based on a range of evidence collected during the teaching and learning cycle. A portfolio of student work samples and other assessment is sent home for each child prior to the parent interviews.
Parents are always encouraged to make other mutually convenient interview appointments throughout the year with the class teacher and/or other relevant personnel should genuine concerns arise regarding a child's learning or development.
National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)
NAPLAN is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It is an everyday part of the school calendar and has been since 2008. NAPLAN tests skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. St Agatha's successfully implemented NAPLAN Online in 2019. This online testing will be ongoing at our school every year in May and is implemented over a two week period.
NAPLAN consists of tests in the four areas (or 'domains') of:
Conventions of Language (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time, through the school curriculum. To find out more about NAPLAN online visit https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment