Reporting and Assessment

This following website provides parents with information regarding Reporting and Assessment in Victorian Schools:

http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/

 

Assessment at Doncaster Primary School

Assessment is used by teachers to help direct the learning program so that it best meets the needs of the students. At Doncaster Primary School, we undertake rigorous, ongoing assessment to ensure we are always best meeting the needs of the individual student, and the student community as a whole.

NAPLAN

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) involves students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 across Australia. Doncaster Primary School has a strong history within the scope of the NAPLAN testing, consistently achieving excellent results.

Parent, Teacher and Student Interviews

Parent-teacher interviews are an opportunity for you to meet your child’s teacher/s. By asking questions and gathering more detail about the information provided in the student report, you have an opportunity to become more involved in your child’s learning and provide support where needed.

Student Portfolios

A student’s work and assessment examples comprise the ‘Student Portfolio’. These complement the Student Report and support the integral conversations during parent-teacher interviews.

Student Reports

Student reports are distributed at the end of each school semester, in July and December, and are sent home with the student portfolios for parent viewing. Doncaster Primary School prides itself on the quality of these official documents, with detailed descriptions of student achievement against the Victorian Curriculum standards, as well as the school’s own highly valued social and values-based learning strands.

The student reports offer invaluable insight into the academic strengths of each individual child, as well as highlighting areas for future improvement, be it academic extension or support required, which is then supported through the parent-teacher partnerships to best meet student needs.