Clear and timely reporting of your children’s achievements and progress at school is very important.
The school and your children’s teachers will keep you updated of their progress during the year in a number of ways:
- parent-teacher interviews
- contacting you directly by telephone
- writing comments in student daily diaries
- formal reports.
Twice a year report cards are sent home with information about your children’s academic achievements as well as attitude, behaviour and effort. Their teacher also adds comments about their strengths and areas for improvements as well as a request for a parent interview if necessary. The reports are particularly helpful if you change schools.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
NAPLAN tests skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken nationwide, every year, in the second full week in May.
NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas of:
- language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
In 2017 and 2018 there will be a number of trial schools who will be participating in NAPLAN Online assessments. All Western Australian schools will then make the transition to NAPLAN Online in 2019. The following video outlines about the benefits of embedding ICT into the curriculum.
On-entry assessment for literacy and numeracy
Children in Pre-primary undergo an on-entry assessment, where their teacher evaluates their abilities in language, reading, writing, counting and numbers. This helps teachers plan lessons and tailor learning to each child.
Teachers have the opportunity to undertake this assessment again for children in Years 1 and 2 so they can see how they are progressing during these important years.