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Assessment and Reporting

At St Monica’s College, assessment is very much part of the learning process and is woven into everyday classroom activities where its primary purpose is to improve student learning. The teaching and learning program incorporates a variety of assessment practices that cater for different types of learners and allows all students to achieve success and to demonstrate what they know and can do.

Opportunities are provided for students to be involved in the assessment process and in self and peer assessment in order to encourage higher order thinking and to motivate students to take increasing responsibility for their learning. Teachers take time in class to discuss learning and to model reflective questions and journal entries. They work with students to ensure they understand how to complete assessment tasks and their purpose. Students are provided with assessment criteria or assessment rubrics prior to beginning major tasks.

Assessment products range from performance based assessment such as role plays or demonstrations, to various types of written tasks including poetry, charts, speeches and reports, to visual and oral tasks or assessments incorporating the use of technology. The ongoing collection of accurate and effective assessment data assists teachers in planning appropriate teaching and learning programs and provides students and parents with regular feedback about students’ learning.

The formative assessment that is embedded in the day to day teaching and learning program is supplemented by more traditional, summative assessment at the end of each semester when students undertake tests and examinations. Feedback is provided to students and parents by means of Criteria Sheets and Assessment Rubrics, through formal Interim Reports at the end of Terms 1 and 3 and Semester Reports at the end of Terms 2 and 4. The College is committed to working with parents to encourage and support students in their learning and there is provision for both formal and informal communication via students’ planners, by telephone contact and by means of regular Parent Teacher Interviews and information nights.

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