Assessment & Reporting

Assessment

Assessment is the ongoing process of gathering, analysing and reflecting on evidence to make informed and consistent judgments to improve future student learning.

At Western Port Secondary College in Year 7-10 assessment typically focuses on key points within each term.

  • Analysis of previous relevant data sets available (e.g. PAT, NAPLAN, Teacher Judgements).
  • Assessments (test/activities) to determine a baseline skill or content awareness and prior knowledge.
  • Regular check ins to confirm skill progression.
  • At least ONE Formative Assessment formally recorded in Compass.
  • Use of the Summative Assessment (CAT/LT) rubric to support student directed checking of skill mastered and areas to strengthen and focus on.
  • Students submit their Summative Assessment Task (Common Assessment Task -CAT)
  • Student self-evaluation of their own learning against the rubric from the assessment.
  • Teacher marks the work submitted against the Achievement Standards within the rubric.
  • Dedicated Feedback time in class allocated to ensure one on one feedback and discuss on the learning progress occurs.
  • Teachers moderate work to support consistency in marking and assessment.

These items are best reflected in the Visible Learning Schedules available here:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Past Visible Learning Schedules can be found here:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Assessment Schedules in the VCE/VCE-VM are not as uniform as Year 7-10, as all Study Designs are different. For an overview of the Assessment Schedules for senior students, see the links below:

VCE / VM Assessment Schedules

Year 11

Year 12

Past VCE/VM Schedules

Year 11

Year 12

Reporting

The college uses Continuous Reporting methods to maintain regular reporting and sharing of progress with parents and carers.

Every 5-6 weeks (dependent on the length of the term), the college publishes Progress Reports against the College CARE Values Matrix. This Matrix visually shows how a student is progressing against the 4 Values of Community, Achievement, Respect and Engagement. These behaviours are then plotted graphically so comparisons from cycles in the semester can be made.

Core Values Matrix for 5 Weekly Reports

Community

Achievement

Respect

Engagement

Excellent

  • Encourages the learning of other students
  • Promotes a positive learning culture
  • Completes all work to the best of their ability
  • Actively seeks enrichment or extension
  • Requests teacher feedback and incorporates this in their work
  • Always arrives to class with all required learning materials
  • Takes initiative to support the classroom teacher
  • Always speaks and acts respectfully towards staff and/or students
  • Completes all set class and homework tasks
  • Engages in independent revision tasks to consolidate in-class learning
  • Always actively participates in class discussions or activities

Very Good

  • Supports the learning of other students
  • Supports a positive learning culture
  • Completes all required work in a timely manner
  • Incorporates teacher feedback in their work
  • Always arrives to class prepared
  • Actively follows teacher instructions
  • Regularly speaks and acts respectfully towards staff and/or students
  • Completes all required class and homework tasks
  • Engages in independent revision¬†
  • Usually participates in class discussion or activities without prompting

Good

  • Respects the learning of other students
  • Maintains positive relationships with classmates
  • Completes all required work
  • Usually incorporates teacher feedback in their work
  • Usually arrives prepared to class
  • Follows teacher instructions
  • Usually speaks and acts respectfully towards staff and/or students
  • Completes all required homework tasks
  • Participates in class discussion or activities when prompted or encouraged

Acceptable

  • Usually respects the learning of other students
  • Follows teacher instructions
  • Completes required work
  • Sometimes incorporates teacher feedback in their work
  • Usually arrives prepared to class
  • Usually follows teacher instructions
  • Can speak and act respectfully towards staff and/or students, but at times needs reminding of expectations
  • Completes required homework tasks
  • Participates reluctantly in class discussion or activities after promoting or encouraging

Needs Attention

  • Disrupts the learning of other students
  • May intimidate or bully other students and/or teachers
  • Has not completed the required work
  • Does not seek or enact teacher feedback
  • Does not use class time productively
  • Does not arrive to class with required learning materials
  • Regularly unable to follow reasonable teacher instructions
  • Too often speaks and acts disrespectfully towards staff and/or students
  • Does not complete set homework tasks
  • Does not complete revision tasks
  • Rarely participates in classroom discussion or activities, even after encouragement and prompting

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