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Testing and assessment

Flagstone State School staff teach and plan high quality assessments that are closely aligned with student's learning experiences. It includes a range and balance of assessments that offer students opportunities to demonstrate their learning across:

•  the Australian Curriculum content descriptions and the year level achievement standard

•  a variety of different categories (written, spoken and multimodal)

•  an appropriate number of assessments

•  under different assessment conditions

Student Folio

Teachers collect a folio of student work that provides assessment evidence across the year for each student. Each folio of work contains a student’s responses to a range and balance of assessments, collected over time.

This folio allows students opportunities to become familiar with assessment techniques, and enables feedback and reflection in relation to the required achievement standard. All teacher participate in a moderation process when making decisions to ensure that all judgements are reflected across the cohort regarding benchmark achievement standards. These folios are used as evidence to make an on-balance judgement about the quality of students’ work for the purposes of twice-yearly reporting.

Naplan

The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) are implemented in May annually in Australia, in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The NAPLAN tests are designed to assess the skills of Australian students in literacy and numeracy.

The specific purposes are:

•to collect data from the population of Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students for reporting to parents/carers and schools for systematic reporting

•to accommodate the assessment of students against national minimum standards

Assessment

The following areas of literacy are assessed:

•Language conventions - spelling, grammar and punctuation

•Writing - knowledge and control of written language

•Reading - comprehension

In numeracy, the content areas assessed are:

•Number

•Measurement, chance and data

•Space

•Algebra, function and pattern (formal algebra for Year 9 only)

 

Each child will receive a NAPLAN report later in the year. The school will notify you when the reports are being sent home. If you do not receive a report, you should contact the school.