Assessment & reporting
At Rosemeadow Public School we are continually improving and refining the way we report and assess. Student assessment information is used to identify areas of strength and areas for further development for each student. Student performance information is collated from both school based and external measures such as NAPLAN. The use of the department's PLAN software enables the tracking and monitoring of students' progress against the Literacy and Numeracy Continuums for all students from Kindergarten to Year 10. The regular analysis of data allows teachers to make more informed decisions and assists in identifying specific areas of difficulty that need to be addressed. All students requiring extra assistance are identified and provided with Individual Learning Programs by the Learning Support Team.
Staff at Rosemeadow Public School are currently embedding formative assessment practices to improve learning outcomes. Formative assessment incorporates clear learning intentions and success criteria that allow for explicit feedback to move each student forward in their learning. Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess each student's work which includes observations and work samples. The staff at Rosemeadow Public School are committed to providing the best educational opportunities for all students.
Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess each student's work. This includes observing their work in class and looking closely at the work they produce throughout the year.
Twice a year teachers also assess each primary school student's achievements based on the outcomes described in the NSW primary curriculum foundation statements.
A written report using the grade scale is sent home usually near the end of Term 2 and Term 4, to give you a clear picture of your child's achievements.
Students have a number of assessments in primary school:
- Best start Kindergarten assessments in literacy and numeracy - helps our teachers to identify the learning needs of your child.
National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy(NAPLAN) - assesses students' skills in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. All students in Years 3 and 5 sit for four tests in May.
NAPLAN results help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a detailed written report of your child's achievement in the tests.
Parent - teacher meetings
You will be given a formal opportunity to discuss your child's progress at a parent-teacher meeting. However, if you have any concerns, don't wait for a parent-teacher meeting. Please make an appointment to discuss these concerns as they arise with the relevant teacher.
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