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Testing and Assessment

The data collected from testing and assessment helps to inform future whole school initiatives as well as unit plans for teaching and learning.

Students will be assessed on the tasks set out in C2C units or through the Australian Curriculum for all learning areas. This consistency ensures that all assessment is aligned with the targeted content descriptions and achievement standards for that year level and allows for teachers to moderate across classes and district schools. These are the assessment tasks that parents will read about in report cards.
 
A focus on reading
 

To enable the design of tailored reading programs, our students' reading levels/ages are individually tested each term to monitor student growth as well as inform future developments in reading programs.  Each year level, engages in three explicit teaching sessions per week.  During these Explicit Teaching of Reading (ETOR) sessions, year level staff are supported by STLaNs and teacher aides trained to specifically support reading concepts.

Reporting to parents

 

Parents are warmly invited to discuss a student's progress at any time with their child's teacher.  Formal report cards will be emailed home to parents at the end of Term 2 and 4. Parents are also invited to take up the invitation for a face-to-face interview with teachers during Term 1 and 3. These will be advertised in the newsletters and accessible from the SOBS icon on the school website homepage.

How can I find out more?

 

Year level teams conduct a parent information session at the beginning of each school year where they share details about testing, assessment and reporting. 

At the commencement of each term, year level teaching teams send out a parent information letter describing 'what's happening' for their year level for that term with important details about assessment topics and dates.