The school has developed courses at Years 7 to 10 in line with the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) that enable our students to be assessed against state-wide standards. In assessing students against the VELS standards, teachers are required to use a scale of developmental progression points to help them make judgement about student’s progress towards the VELS standards. In each reporting period, teachers will make a balanced judgement about student progress towards the standards.
Students at Years 11 and 12 complete a VCE/VCAL course and are assessed in accordance with the requirements set down by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).
Please note that there are school policies covering areas such as redemption of work, authentication, timelines, completing mid semester and full semester reports, and how to approach parent-teacher interviews.
All subjects that are taught in the school curriculum have a report completed at mid-semester (Interim Report) and at the end of a Semester (Full Report).
At Years 7 to 10, a full semester report is to be completed for each unit using the school’s reporting software package. It is completed in accordance with the state-wide standards and is designed to provide consistent and clear information to parents. It features the following components:
- A description of the work requirements undertaken together with a grading (Very High, High, Medium, Low, Very Low) as well as a letter grade (A-E) for each domain that has been covered.
- Student work habits (effort and class behaviour)
- Written comments on what the student has achieved and areas for improvement and future learning.
- A separate page which allows students to set their own personal learning goals with a space for parents to make comments.
The full-semester report for VCE students contains satisfactory or non-satisfactory for designated learning outcomes as well as a percentage marks for specific assessment tasks and general teacher comments about student progress.
In the case of VCAL unit reports, student performance on learning outcomes is assessed as “CY” (student has achieved competency) or “CN” (student is yet to demonstrate competency).
Students undertaking VET or SBNA units are assessed by outside providers who will report according to their reporting system.