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Windale Public School

Windale Public School

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Assessment and Reporting

Windale Public School uses ongoing assessment to report on student achievement. Each child is encouraged to strive to achieve their maximum potential according to their own level of ability and their individual stage of development.  Within any stage children will reach differing levels and for this reason comparison with other children is only a minor part of the overall assessment of your child.

Children’s attitudes to work, work outputs, achievement of established goals and development of necessary skills in learning also form part of this assessment.

Formal examinations (Half Yearly, Yearly Exams) do not occur. They are replaced by on-going assessment related to particular units of work. These occur as the teacher deems necessary during the year.  Teacher compiled profiles are maintained as a record of these attainments and will be used during interviews with parents.

Standardised Tests will also be used to assess student’s abilities, to guide teachers in assessing individual student needs and to aid in the planning of learning programs.  Tests such as these use norms established from the performance of similar aged children across Australia.

Students in Years 3 and 5 also participate in the National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) which are conducted annually by the NSW Department of Education and Communities, with results conveyed directly to parents and the School.

There are three main activities each year, which we would like parents to participate actively in, to help you in following your child’s progress.

Best Start Kindergarten Parent Feedback Report– A written report containing information about your child’s Literacy and Numeracy achievement and ideas for how you can assist their learning at home.

Three Way Interviews and Semester One Report– A written report supports a three way discussion of individual student’s progress during the first half of the year.

Semester Two Report – A written report of a child’s progress during the year.  Interviews may also be requested by either the teacher or parent.

Finally, if you have a concern regarding your child’s progress at any time during the year, please contact the school to request an interview with the Class Teacher.  We welcome your involvement and will make every endeavour to assist your child in reaching their full potential while in our care.