Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning. These include observing work in class and looking closely at tasks throughout the year.
Twice a year, teachers formally assess a student’s achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of each subject. A written report using the common grade scale is sent home in the first half of the year, usually near the end of Term 2, and again in Term 4. This gives a clear picture of your child’s learning.
We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.
Best Start – a mandatory, one-to-one assessment that identifies a student’s literacy and numeracy skills at the beginning of Kindergarten.
National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) – reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and numeracy tests for students in Years 3 and 5. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) holds the tests in May each year. Results and student reports are released in August.
At Shelley Public School we are always encourage between our parents and teachers. Not only are parents welcome to contact the school on any occassion with questions they may have, but we also have some formal procedures that allow us to communicate the academic and social progress of our students.
Formal interviews with your child’s teacher or with the Principal may be requested at any time during the year. Written school reports are issued to parents at the end of Term Two and Term Four.
Information evenings are held for parents at the beginning of each year. Here parents and teachers are able to discuss aspects of individual class programs and plans for the year ahead. These are valuable forums that pave the way for teachers and parents to work together in partnership for the benefit of each child.