Assessment & Reporting


Students’ progress is continually monitored throughout the year. At the beginning and end of the year specific standardised literacy and number assessments are used. Ongoing assessment including observations, samples of work, self reflections, capacity matrices assist in tracking learning.

Assessment includes:

  • Early Years Literacy Assessment P-2 twice yearly.
  • Learning Journeys
  • PAT Reading and Comprehension P-6
  • PAT Maths 3-6
  • English Online Interview
  • Maths Online Interview
  • Essential Assessment
  • Dibels
  • Learning Framework in Number (LFIN)
  • NAPLAN Yrs 3 & 5

Ongoing monitoring of each unit of work is implemented at appropriate times. Capacity Matrices are implemented in Years 3-6.

This assists the learner in monitoring their own learning and achievement at the expected level.





Student reports are sent home in June and December. These reports indicate to students and parents the progress made and assist the student in reviewing their goal setting for future learning.

Reporting includes:

Parent/Teacher Meeting in February each year

June written report and Student/Parent/Teacher conference

December written report.



St. Mark’s is proud to use Seesaw for all student electronic portfolios this year! Seesaw gives your child creative tools to capture and reflect on their learning - in real time. Then this work is shared with you. Seesaw will give you a window into each of our classrooms and into your student’s learning process. We will use Seesaw to reflect and develop in all curriculum areas, with an emphasis on personal growth and achievements. Our students really enjoy sharing their learning with an authentic audience.


Seesaw replaces our previous electronic portfolios, and we are happy to provide this new opportunity for our students and parents. With your help, we can continue building our school community of lifelong learners.


What are the benefits of students keeping an electronic portfolio shared with parents?
For students…

  • Allows for reflection and development of metacognitive skills
  • Gives an authentic audience for communicating personal growth
  • Makes achievements over longer periods of time more visible
  • Celebrates and values personal successes and experiences

For parents…

  • Gain insight about the day to day learning happening at school
  • Compliments the school report with evidence of learning
  • Fosters the relationship between the parent, student and teacher
  • Keep informed about specific skills that are being worked on