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PATHWAYS

2019

 
  Carey Donvale | Junior School Kew | Middle School | Senior School | Co-curricular
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Assessment and Reporting

Assessment

Assessment in Middle School grows naturally from the courses of study students undertake in each subject and provides information about student learning.

Assessment tasks assist students to further develop their skills, knowledge and understanding by providing feedback. Feedback is clear, helpful and accurate, providing students with information on their level of performance for particular tasks and their level of achievement in the skills, knowledge and understandings in particular learning areas.

Assessments of various types are made with reference to an established set of criteria. Every assessment task in Middle School is explained to students in a task sheet, accompanied by information outlining the criteria by which the task is assessed.

Tests include the number of marks allocated to particular parts or questions. Revision sheets are a usual element of test preparation.

As well as formal assessment activities, teachers and students gain new insights about their learning from a range of activities during lessons and as part of real world learning.

In cases where students have special learning needs, assessments are modified to meet appropriate learning outcomes for the individual.

Reporting

Reporting takes several forms. Teachers engage in discussion with individual students about their learning, providing strategies which the student can employ to further improve their level of achievement. Parents may also contact Mentors or specific subject teachers with questions or concerns about a student's learning and progress. 

In addition, CLASSe — our online learning management system — provides feedback to students and parents about progress.

Parents can access student summative task results and feedback and any other progress results from teachers on CLASSe using their parent login. However, we encourage parents to access this information with their daughter or son, on the student's own device, to support ongoing conversations about the student's learning, to reflect on tasks and to set goals for future learning. 

To support the three way partnership between students, parents and teachers, we recommend parents talk with their daughter or son on a weekly basis referencing CLASSe for key due dates, feedback and advice. Our formal structure for reporting to parents is as follows:

Semester 1

Meet the Mentor is held early in Term 1. Parents and House Mentors discuss student progress during the initial weeks of the year. 

Parent Student Teacher (PST) meetings are held across Terms 1 and 2.

Feedback on summative tasks is available on CLASSe throughout the semester.

Semester 1 Reports are emailed home in July and contain Mentor comments, a summary of the summative task grades as well as a Learner Profile comment which indicates student learning behaviours.

Semester 2

In Term 3 House Mentors meet with students to review Semester 1 and set learning goals for Semester 2.

Parent Student Teacher (PST) meetings are held towards the end of the Term 3.

Feedback on summative tasks is available on CLASSe throughout the semester.

Semester 2 Reports are emailed home in December and contain Mentor comments, a summary of the summative task grades as well as a Learner Profile comment which indicates student learning behaviours.