Assessing and Reporting

St Anthony’s Assessment and Reporting

Student achievement at St Anthony’s is recognised and celebrated within our school community in a variety of ways including at informal meetings; one on one feedback to students; parent-teacher nights; celebrations of learning.

All Assessment begins with the Achievement Standard which is the basis for all planning, assessing and reporting in Religion. The Achievement Standard outlines what a student needs to be able to do by the end of the school year. St Anthony’s bases all assessment on four Principles of assessment: Is the assessment Valid, can students recognise and be motivated by the purpose of the task. Is it Equitable, all students must be confident that they understand the intent and specific requirements of the assessment. Is it Aligned, are connections to the approved curriculum clear to all audiences. Evidenced based, students must have clear and explicit criteria for the types of evidence they will be required to provide.
Teachers at St Anthony’s are encouraged to use a range and balance of assessment tools to allow them to cater for all learners and learning situations, to measure the impact of their teaching and plan for further learning and teaching.

St Anthony’s Student Report Cards

Students at St Anthony’s receive a formal report card at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2. Student achievement will be ranked on a five-point scale. Students will be given an overall achievement for Religious Education based on the BCE reporting framework . This is:

Achieving Well Above the Expected Level
Achieving Above the Expected Level
Achieving At the Expected Level
Achieving Below the Expected Level
Achieving Well Below the Expected Level

Work Samples

Students will also collect a sample of their work in Religious Education. This is kept in their student portfolio and accompanies the students report card. Along with the student work samples are an accompanying criteria sheet. This criteria aims to breakdown the students record of achievement in Religious Education.  

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent are given the opportunity for two formal meetings with their child’s class teacher each year. The first of these follows the Parent / Teacher Information Evening in early Term One. A one on one meeting is then held at the end of Term Two. Year levels also conduct open classrooms at the end of each term inviting parents to the classroom to view their child’s progress and learning.

NB. Parents are always welcome to request an interview to discuss their child’s progress or when a need arises.  

Consistency of Teacher Judgment

As a school St Anthony’s is committed to ensuring the best educational outcomes for our students. This means working together to moderate children’s work against the achievement standard to make sure there is a consistent understanding of what progress and achievement looks like against the standard for each year level. Teachers regularly meet to discuss, moderate and provide feedback about children’s work. As well as regularly scheduled team meetings and staff meetings St Anthony’s participates in interschool moderation as part of BCE’s Consistency of Teacher Judgment (CTJ) Day each October. At this day teacher gather from a variety of schools to moderate students work.

Principles of Assessment

Principles of Assessment