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.
Early Years Literacy Assessment P-2 twice yearly.
PAT Reading and Comprehension P-6
PAT Maths 3-6
You Can Do Maths P-2
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.
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?
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
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