At Beaumaris North Primary School, we believe that a quality education for all students will essentially be supported by regular monitoring of school and student performance and the reporting of results to student’s parents, School Council and the DET. The school’s assessment practices promote positive attitudes towards student learning and links programs with expected student outcomes.
- Ensures that teachers use a variety of strategies and tests to evaluate student performance.
- Includes the development of a cumulative record of student progress from Prep to Year 6, including work samples, test results, report copies, diagnostic test results and National Assessment Tests.
- Assists in the diagnosis of students’ strengths and weaknesses and suggests strategies for improvement.
- Encompasses the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of each student.
- Involves parents in a co-operative partnership in student learning.
- Ensures that every student is assessed according to individual needs.
- Will use profiles to record the progress and achievement of each student.
Assessment involves the gathering and analysis of information about student performance and is designed to inform practice. It identifies what students know, understand, can do, and feel at different stages in the learning process. Teachers are actively engaged in assessing the students’ progress as part of the development of their wider critical-thinking and self-assessment skills. Self–assessment is an ongoing practice at all levels. Assessment in the classroom will include a range of strategies:
- Using examples of students’ work or performance to provide information about student learning.
- Collecting evidence of students’ understanding and thinking.
- Documenting learning processes of groups and individuals.
- Engaging students in reflecting on their learning.
- Students assessing work produced by themselves and by others.
- Developing clear rubrics.
- Keeping records of test/task results.
Student assessment is based on the Victorian Curriculum and the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (PYP).
Assessment is based on the Five Essential Elements of the PYP:
- The acquisition of essential knowledge
- The mastery of skills
- Development of conceptual understanding
- Demonstration of positive attitudes
- Taking of responsible action
The full range of Victorian Curriculum standards appropriate to each level are assessed according to the following levels:
Level 1 Year 1
Level 2 Year 2
Level 3 Year 3
Level 4 Year 4
Level 5 Year 5
Level 6 Year 6