Whitebridge High School

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School Assessment Policy

School Assessment Policy 

Assessment is the process of identifying, gathering and interpreting information about student achievement. Assessment can be used to:

  • assist student learning
  • evaluate and improve teaching and learning programs
  • provide information on student learning and progress in a course in relation to the syllabus outcomes
  • provide evidence of satisfactory completion of a course
  • report on the achievement by each student at the end of a course.

Reporting is the process of communicating information about student achievement and progress gained from the assessment process. The purpose of reporting is to support teaching and learning by providing feedback to students and parents. Reporting can involve a combination of these methods.

Teachers at Whitebridge High School, using an outcomes approach to teaching and learning, have embraced a wide range of assessment and reporting practices.

The highly competitive and changing world that confronts young people has increased the demand for schools to develop competent citizens, capable of flexible thinking and independent learning. To meet these demands schools must have an ongoing commitment to an appropriate and relevant curriculum, with quality teaching and learning informed by good practice in assessment and reporting. Students must be given continual support as they strive to reach their highest possible standards of achievement.

Students at Whitebridge High School are being assessed on what they understand, know and can do.

Assessment for Learning is a key principle that guides teaching and learning at Whitebridge High School. Students reflect on their learning in a manner that informs their future studies. Formative and summative assessment is used to measure levels of understanding and equip students and teachers with data to inform the future direction of learning activities.

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