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Teachers observe students' work in class and look closely at tasks throughout the year. They also formally assess a student's achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.
As a parent or carer, you’ll receive a written report twice a year. It gives you a clear picture of your child’s achievements – what they know and can do.
In Years 7 to 10, we use the common grade scale in reporting. In Year 11, we use the Preliminary grade scale.
We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.
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. They also formally assess students' achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.
Early in Term 1 families will be provided with an Assessment Booklet which outlines our Campus Examination and Assessment Policy and each Faculty's assessment schedule for the year.
It is each student's responsibility to check their assessment schedule. The schedule will contain:
Student progress is also assessed by external examinations set and marked outside the campus. The exams are:
• Years 7 and 9 – NAPLAN (Numeracy and Literacy)
• Year 8 and 10 – VALID (Science)
The results of these assessments are analysed carefully and used to plan programs and strategies to assist students in areas of need. Families receive a copy of these results.
This process gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your achievements in learning throughout the year, reflect on areas of strengthand development, and share your growing competence in the future learning skills of collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication.
Students will receive further information about Learning Portfolios and Presentations throughout the year.
Callaghan College Waratah Campus has three formal methods of reporting on our students' progress.
We use a common grade scale in reporting and assessing.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are assessed on achievement of competencies.
Our Stage 4 (Year 7 and 8) EXCEL elective courses are assessed on achievement in the Future Focused Learning capabilities of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.
Waratah NSW 2298
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