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On-entry assessment

When your child begins Pre-primary, the teacher will assess their knowledge and skills to inform the learning program.

The teacher will assess their skills in language, reading, writing, counting and numbers.

This helps teachers plan lessons and tailor learning for each child to extend children who perform well and support those who may need more assistance in some learning areas. Some children who do not initially perform well are perfectly capable and quickly progress when provided with the right support.

As children progress, their needs may change. Teachers continually monitor their progress to ensure they are succeeding.

To find out more about the on-entry assessment, parents should talk with their child’s teacher.

In addition, every three years, children in Pre-primary take part in the Australian Early Development Census.