Assessment & Results
Teachers assess students by selecting or designing methods of assessment appropriate to the learning outcomes they intend to achieve. Teachers also take into account the diverse, complicated and sophisticated ways that individual students use to develop and demonstrate their understanding.
Some assessment strategies that teachers employ include observations, performance tasks, and open-ended tasks. Anecdotal records, rubrics, checklists and continuums are used to record their findings.
There is a number of scheduled reporting times that are held during the year.
In the second week of the school year parents meet the teacher at the Parent Teacher Information Evening and speak freely about their child’s learning profile. At the end of the first half term Primary School holds a Goal Setting Conference where parents, student and teachers discuss and set goals together for the coming school year.
At the end of the first term in December and the third term in June Student Progress Reports are distributed. These are outcomes based written reports for each subject with a comment which provides a summation of progress throughout the year.
Students in the Early Ages keep a Student Portfolio of their work each year. During Student-Led Conferences that are held in the third term they use these collection of work samples to demonstrate and explain to their parents what they have learned in all subjects.
Each year children perform on stage to share their learning from one of the Units of Inquiry. The children visibly show what they have learnt through song, dance, drama and many other expressive forms.