"Teachers use the Australian Curriculum content and achievement standards first to identify current levels of learning and achievement and then to select the most appropriate content (possibly from across several year levels) to teach individual students and/or groups of students. This takes into account that in each class there may be students with a range of prior achievement (below, at and above the year level expectations) and that teachers plan to build on current learning.
Teachers also use the achievement standards, at the end of a period of teaching, to make on-balance judgements about the quality of learning demonstrated by the students - that is, whether they have achieved below, at or above the standard. To make these judgements, teachers draw on assessment data that they have collected as evidence during the course of the teaching period. These judgements about the quality of learning are one source of feedback to students and their parents and inform formal reporting processes."
- Implications for teaching, assessment and reporting
Students in Kindergarten participate in PIPS testing during Term 1 and Term 4. Students in Years 3 and 5 participate in the NAPLAN national testing.
For further information on national testing, please visit the ACARA webpage: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
At Bonython Primary School the annual reporting cycle includes:
- 'Getting to know you' phone calls between parents and class teachers in Term 1
- Individual Learning Intentions: Set by the teacher and student for reading, writing and numeracy, these are practised, reflected on and updated regularly
- Reflective Journals: A collection of key pieces of student work
- Annual Learning Journey: Students report to parents via a tour of their work
- Comprehensive mid year report and parent/teacher interviews
- Comprehensive end of year written reports
Parents are invited to discuss their child's learning at any time of the year by making an appointment with the class teacher.