At St Augustine’s Primary School, reporting to parents takes place in various ways:
Written reports based upon the Victorian Curriculum are provided to all parents at the end of each semester.
Written reports are based on a range of assessment processes and evidence such as teacher observations, annotated student work samples, tests, portfolios, exhibitions and presentations. Teacher judgements in the reporting process are based on sound evidence and a shared understanding of standards.
There are two compulsory Parent – Teacher interviews during the year.
Learning Conversations are held during Term 1 where the parents give information about their child to the classroom teacher
Formal Parent -Teacher Learning Conversations are conducted at the end of Semester 1 following the distribution of written reports. Parents or teachers may request an additional Learning Conversation after receiving written reports in Semester Two.
Formal and informal conversations also take place during the year at the request of a parent, teacher or principal.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in these year levels are expected to participate in tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
NAPLAN tests are one aspect of a school’s assessment and reporting process; they do not replace the extensive ongoing assessments made by teachers about each student’s performance.