Teachers will continually assess your child's learning in class.
At different times a task or test may be set to gain a clearer idea of how well your child is understanding what has been taught. This important feedback assists the teacher to fine-tune teaching strategies for the individual student.
Various opportunities are provided during the year to let you know your child's progress. You will receive two comprehensive written reports each year and arrangements will be made for at least one interview with your child's teachers when you can discuss his/her progress in each learning domain or subject. In addition, you can always contact the school to arrange a meeting with a teacher if you have concerns or wish to have an update on progress.
National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)
Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), which tests English (reading, writing and language connections) and numeracy skills. The results of these tests, in conjunction with a range of other assessment strategies and data collection, give you information on how your child is progressing and where s/he could benefit from greater challenges or extra help.
In Victoria the NAPLAN is administered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) sets the guidelines for what students learn from Prep to Year 12 in all Victorian schools. The VCAA is responsible for the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS), the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).
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