At Bimbadeen Heights we have a 3 fold reporting system:
- A written report
- Parent/teacher interview
- Assessment Portfolio
Each student has a booklet that contains assessment tasks that they have completed with the learning outcomes clearly documented. By including work samples that reflect learning outcomes, the child’s progress is clear. The Assessment Portfolios are sent home at the end of each term. The work samples also provide a wonderful opportunity for students to discuss their work with their parents, to reflect on the work they’re doing and to discuss goals for the future. Parents are encouraged to comment on their child’s work and to contact the class teacher with any comments or concerns they may have.
Parents receive regular information on the progress of their child, with written reports distributed in June and December. The report card has an A-E rating that will tell you how your child is progressing against the expected standard. A ‘C’ rating means that your child is at the expected standard and that their learning is on track. The reporting scale has the following consistent meaning across the state:
- A- well above the expected standard at this time of the year
- B- above the expected standard at this time of the year
- C-at the expected standard at this time of the year
- D-below the expected standard at this time of the year
- E-well below the expected standard at this time of the year
Also included in the report will be comments from the teacher on what your child has achieved during the semester, areas for future learning, how the school will assist your child in their learning, as well as some suggestions on how you can help at home. Specialist teachers in the areas of Art, Music, German and Physical Education will also include a report about your child’s achievements.
In June we offer a parent-teacher interview for you to discuss your child’s progress in more detail with their teacher.
The written report and parent teacher interview are the formal part of the reporting program, but at Bimbadeen Heights we have an ‘open-door’ policy where parents are encouraged to discuss their child’s progress, with teachers, throughout the school year.
The National Assessment Program- Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an assessment program for Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9, testing skills and knowledge in literacy and numeracy. Testing is further broken down into the areas of Language Conventions, Writing, Reading and Numeracy and they are held in Term 2 of the school year. The results of the tests provide information for students, parents, teachers and principals about student achievement which is used to support teaching and learning programs. It assists teachers to identify students’ strengths and weaknesses by analysing results which add to information from teacher judgements, teachers can adjust teaching strategies to provide appropriate support to students. NAPLAN is one part of a comprehensive assessment and reporting program within the school.