Assessing student learning is an integral part of the school classroom. It improves learning and informs teaching. It is the process through which teachers identify, gather and interpret information about student achievement and learning in order to improve, enhance and plan for further learning (BCE Portal).
Teachers use the Achievement Standards from the Australian Curriculum to make judgements about student work. The Achievement Standards:
In Religious Education, teachers use the Brisbane Catholic Education Religious Education Curriculum to teach and make judgements about student work.
Teachers use a variety of assessment tasks to gather information about student progress.
Quality assessment opportunities are designed so that they are:
When making judgements teachers:
A report card is sent home at the end of each semester. Parents are invited to meet with the class teacher early in Term 1, to share information about the child. A formal parent teacher interview is held at the end of Semester one to discuss the child’s progress. Parents are very welcome to consult with their child’s teacher at other times. They are invited to make an appointment with the teacher.
Government regulated reporting comprises summative assessment in specific key learning areas. This means that it is an overall judgment of achievement for your child, based on government expectations for each key learning area. The five point scale is based on an especially high level of expected achievement.
You can ask the school to provide you with information that clearly shows your child’s achievement in the subjects studied in comparison to that of other children in the child’s peer group at the school. This information will show you the number of students in each of the achievement levels.