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Title: St. Patricks Primary


1
Assessment and Reporting
  • Parent Presentation
  • PF Meeting
  • Wednesday June 7th 2006

2
Why are we here?
  • Commonwealth Government Legislation states that
  • Australia wide
  • Funding and Compliance
  • To provide assistance

3
What is the Challenge?
  • What is so hard about this?
  • Why are our colleagues in the State System
    refusing to cooperate?
  • Why all the drama?
  • St. Pats levels used 1 5
  • So whats new?

Common Grade Scale
4
What is the Challenge?
  • Common grade scale applicable to every child in
    every school in Australia
  • Results across grade not class
  • Implications for teacher understanding of grading
    levels
  • Implications for parent understanding
  • Implications for assessment
  • Implications for reporting

5
What is a Common Grade Scale?
Common Grade Scale
Grade
The student has an extensive knowledge and
understanding of the content and can readily
apply this knowledge. In addition, the student
has achieved a very high level of competence in
the processes and can apply these skills to new
situations.
A
The student has a thorough knowledge and
understanding of the content and a high level of
competence in the processes and skills. In
addition, the student is able to apply this
knowledge and these skills to most situations.
B
The student has a sound knowledge and
understanding of the main areas of content and
has achieved an adequate level of competence in
the processes and skills.
C
The student has a basic knowledge and
understanding of the content and has achieved an
adequate level of competence in the processes and
skills.
D
The student has an elementary knowledge and
understanding in few areas of the content and has
achieved very limited competence in some of the
processes and skills.
E
6
What is an E?
  • The student has an elementary knowledge and
    understanding in few areas of the content and has
    achieved very limited competence in some of the
    processes and skills.

7
What is a D?
  • The student has a basic knowledge and
    understanding of the content and has achieved an
    adequate level of competence in the processes and
    skills.

8
What is a C?
  • The student has a sound knowledge and
    understanding of the main areas of content and
    has achieved an adequate level of competence in
    the processes and skills.

9
What is a B?
  • The student has a thorough knowledge and
    understanding of the content and a high level of
    competence in the processes and skills. In
    addition, the student is able to apply this
    knowledge and these skills to most situations.

10
What is an A?
  • The student has an extensive knowledge and
    understanding of the content and can readily
    apply this knowledge. In addition, the student
    has achieved a very high level of competence in
    the processes and skills and can apply these
    skills to new situations.

11
What have we been doing?
  • Teachers are working collaboratively to develop
    reporting criteria.
  • Staff are designing specific assessment tasks.
  • Using the opportunity to develop and improve
    assessment and reporting practice.

12

13
What have we been doing?
  • Attending inservice for teachers on the
    implications to assessment practice.
  • Meeting at a grade level to agree on tasks and
    assessment criteria.
  • Working hard at developing progressive criteria
    indicating a learning path

14
What does it all mean for St. Pats?
  • Kindergarten not included
  • Written report twice a year
  • This Half-Yearly (Semester 1) Report is based on
    work covered over the past 6 months.
  • Report will show achievement rating level from
    E-A

15
What does it all mean for St. Pats?
  • Report will show an overall Effort rating level
    from E-A
  • Years 5 6 will also show how many children in
    the Grade achieved at that level
  • Interview appointments can be arranged with class
    teachers early next term.

16
Grades 1-4
English
17
Years 5 or 6
English
(Total number of children in grade 48)
18
  • This is a new direction in assessment
    reporting.
  • This information will go hand in hand with
    teacher judgement of childrens achievement and
    effort.
  • Ongoing interest in your childs schooling will
    help you to best measure their progress.

19
Our report format for Semester 1 CEO Parent
Information
20
Any questions???
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