Assessment & reporting

Weekly Assessment and Reporting at SOTA

 

The teachers report to the student and supervisor on a weekly basis.

The teacher writes/records a letter/video to each student about their weekly coraspondance work they have marked. They give positive remarks about the work and assist in how the student can approve.

student visiting teacher at SOTA

 

Teacher marking a set of work

 

 

The teacher also writes/records a detailed message to the supervisor about how the student is going with their work. It will have suggestions of how to improve areas and positive feed back on what's going well.

The teacher is also in constant contact with all supervisors by phone,email and satellite. They give them up to date reports on the progress of their students.

communication withy student

 

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.

Optional assessments:

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.

If you need an interpreter, ask us to call the interpreter service on 13 14 50. This service is free.