At Eltham North Primary School, assessment is ongoing and based on a continuum of learning and development. We strive to build on what has already been experienced, learned and developed to maximise children’s learning.
We aim to use assessment to build positive attitudes and self-confidence in children, by assisting them to see what they have achieved and the progress they are making. We use assessment to promote further learning and development by combining it with constructive feedback and opportunities for reflection.
At Eltham North Primary School, we enable students to see and appreciate the progress that they have made and recognise that they are being successful in their learning. We are eager to maximise collaboration and sharing of knowledge between families, students and teachers, to allow all parties to support and participate in the children’s learning and development.
Assessment and Monitoring
The Assessment and Monitoring Continuum outlines the compulsory literacy and numeracy assessment tasks to be completed by class teachers and the dates that the results of these tasks are due each term.
The Continuum crosses over years, enabling assessment and data to be better shared and analysed between teachers and teams. The results of these tasks are provided to class teachers, team and curriculum leaders and the accelerated/support team.
This allows co-ordinators to monitor the progress of students in these areas. Results provided to the accelerated/support team enable them to define which students may need additional support or enrichment through participation in a relevant program. Professional development is provided to class teachers to ensure they are competent in the administration, scoring and interpretation of student assessment results.
The Assessment & Monitoring Continuum ensures an appropriate balance of assessment tasks (eg. formative and summative tasks) and includes scope for class teachers to develop their own ‘rich assessment tasks’ to better cater for the children's needs.
Click on the level to read a summary table presented term by term for the whole year.