All teachers are working towards improving and growing their assessment practices – or front-ending the curriculum.
This process involves knowing the assessment task intimately, focussing students on what they need to know and do to complete the task successfully, and then making this visible to students through A exemplars (examples of an A standard of work), task sheets (a descriptions of what students have to demonstrate in the task) and Guide to Making Judgements (criteria against which the work will be judged). I encourage parents to visit their child’s classroom and ask teachers about their child’s assessment pieces, and how they know what they need to do to get an A.
WALT, WILF and TIB describe the learning intentions of the lessons. These are being displayed by teachers in some lesson to assist students in understanding what they are learning about and how the teacher will assess student knowledge/understanding at the end of the lesson.
Report cards are handed out at the end of each semester (June & December). They detail your child’s progress in all key study areas with grades and comments from your child’s teacher.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN tests the sorts of 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.
For more information about NAPLAN please go to national website (External Website).