Assessment is a continuous process of gathering evidence to determine what each student knows, understands, values, and can do. Our beliefs about assessment and reporting are outlined in the Assessment and Reporting policy document.
North Ainslie School has developed a range of authentic and targeted assessment strategies. We gather relevant objective data from across the school, as well as anecdotal information. Both formal and informal methods of assessment and reporting are used, including A-E, NAPLAN, portfolios, unit of inquiry books, midyear conferences and written end of year reports.
In the preschool and kindergarten years students are exempt from A-E reporting. However, in kindergarten the children are tested for literacy and numeracy competency at the beginning and end of the year and parents are given the Performance Indicators in Primary Schools (PIPS) test reports.
Assessment and Reporting Overview
- Information Night - This is held within the first weeks of term 1.
- Teacher /Parent Interviews.
- PIPS testing for Kindergarten students.
- Unit of inquiry books go home each term, with an accompanying assessment checklist which describes the child's achievements and identifies any areas of concern.
- Parent/teacher interviews. All parents will be requested to attend an interview in week 9 or 10 of term 2. The unit of inquiry books and checklists, A-E reports (for years 1-6) and students' personal learning plans are used as points of discussion.
- A-E semester 1 progress report (for years 1-6).
- Midyear written progress report (for years 1-6)
- National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing for year 3 and year 5 students.
- ESL Moderation Assessment Tasks for all ESL students K-6
- Personalised learning plans are continued.
- Student led conference/learning journey – Parents are invited to book a morning/afternoon session to celebrate their child's learning at the culmination of a unit of inquiry.
- Year 6 Exhibition
- The final unit of inquiry book and checklist are sent home with students in Week 10 (to stay at home).
- The achievement of goals in personalised learning plans is evaluated.
- Individual NAPLAN reports are sent home to parents/carers.
- End of year PIPS testing for kindergarten students.
- A-E Semester 2 report (for Years 1-6).
- End of Year written report.
- Optional parent/teacher interviews.