|St Josephs Primary School||
Assessment & Reporting
St Joseph's Primary School Red Cliffs
17 Fitzroy Avenue,
Red Cliffs, 3496.
Phone: 03 5024 1654
REPORTING/INTERVIEWS WITH PARENTS
Various opportunities are provided during the year to let you know your child’s progress. You will receive two comprehensive written reports each year, and arrangements will be made for at least one formal interview where you can discuss your child’s progress with the teacher. In addition, you can always contact the school to arrange a meeting with the teacher if you have concerns or wish to have an update on progress.
Literacy Interviews are carried out at the beginning of each year. The interviews provide teachers with a better understanding and knowledge of the students Numeracy & Literacy Development. It helps identify the students learning needs in these subject areas.
NATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM – LITERACY AND NUMERACY (NAPLAN)
Students in Years 3 and 5 participate in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), which tests literacy (reading, writing and language conventions) and numeracy skills. The results of these tests, in conjunction with a range of data from other assessment strategies and data collections, give you information on how your child is progressing and where they could benefit from greater challenges or extra help.
National assessment and reporting is the responsibility of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). In Victoria the NAPLAN is administered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).
AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING AUTHORITY (ACARA)
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is responsible to all Australian Education Ministers for developing Australian curriculum, developing student assessment, including NAPLAN, and for reporting overall student and school performance. It manages the My School website, which provides information on all Australian schools.
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY (VCAA)
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) sets the guidelines for what students learn from Prep to Year 12 in all Victorian schools. The VCAA is responsible for the Victorian Curriculum and the, the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).