Guide to assessment

The College publishes semester reports for students in Years 6 to 11 in June and December. Year 12 students receive a mid -year report and an end of year reference.

All subjects at Years 6 to 10 are assessed using the Victorian Curriculum standards. However, students will also be awarded an S or N for the subject according to whether they have satisfactorily completed prescribed assessment tasks and met the requirements of the College Attendance Policy.

The Victorian Curriculum ratings will be identified by the following:

 

A:         12 months or more above the expected standard

B:         Between 6 months and 12 months above the expected standard

C:         At the expected standard

D:         Up to 18 months below the expected standard

E:         More than 18 months below the expected standard

 

Assessment tasks at Yrs 6 to 11 and School Assessed Course Work at Yr 12 are graded by the following scale:

 

VH:      85 to 100

H:         75 to 84

M:        61 to 74

L:         53 to 60

VL:       45 to 52

NS:      0 to 44 (Not Satisfactory: insufficient knowledge of the task has been demonstrated, 
            redemption task or additional work required).

NA:      Student work has not been submitted for assessment

S*:       Assessment task has been modified

 

To support students and their learning, the College also has in place regular progress reports. These are published at mid and end of term and are available online via Compass. The GPA (Grade Point Average) provides students and their parents with a snapshot of student learning at strategic points in the term. Each subject is scored out of 4 and students are expected to maintain an average of 2. The GPA is scored using a rubric which focuses on the following areas:


4 – Very High

3 – High

2 - Medium

1 - Low

0 - Very Low

Learning Behaviours

Always present, punctual and prepared for class. Displays a mature and productive approach to learning.

Present, punctual and prepared, for class. Displays a positive and thoughtful approach to learning.

Usually present, punctual and prepared for class.

Generally applies themselves and works cooperatively.

Often not present, punctual and prepared for class.

Displays an inconsistent approach to learning and can be uncooperative.

Rarely present, punctual and prepared for class.

Often disruptive and does not seek or act on advice, requiring constant supervision.

Classwork

 Highly effective use of class time to complete set work.

Applies themselves to complete set tasks.

Usually applies themselves to complete most set tasks.

Inconsistent approach to completing set work

 Lacks application and completes few, if any, set tasks.

Homework

Effectively manages their workload outside of class by completing all homework required and meeting all deadlines.

Manages most of their workload outside of class by completing a majority of homework required and meeting most deadlines.

Manages some of their workload outside of class by completing some of the homework required and meeting some deadlines.

Has difficulty managing their workload outside of class, completing little homework and being unable to meet deadlines.

Has extreme difficulty managing their workload outside of class, completing no homework and unable to meet any deadlines.

Quality of work


Achieved a very high level of performance in relation to course assessed work.

Achieved a high level of performance in relation to course assessed work.

Achieved a medium level of performance in relation to course assessed work.

Achieved a low level of performance in relation to course assessed work.

Achieved a very low level of performance in relation to course assessed work.

 

When a student is unable to maintain a grade point average of 2 students participate in extra support classes which are designed to empower students to create a learning plan and work with classroom teachers to identify areas of learning that need to be addressed.

Parents, students and teachers also have the opportunity to discuss student progress at our Student, Parent and Teacher Conferences in Terms 1 and 3. We actively encourage parents to contact us through Compass of any issues they have with their student’s wellbeing and academic progress.