Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.
Teachers observe students' work in class and look closely at tasks throughout the year. They also formally assess a student's achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.
As a parent or carer, you’ll receive a written report twice a year. It gives you a clear picture of your child’s achievements – what they know and can do.
In Years 7 to 10, we use the common grade scale in reporting. In Year 11, we use the Preliminary grade scale.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are assessed on achievement of competencies.
We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.
- National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) – reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and numeracy tests for students in Years 7 and 9. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) holds the tests in May each year. Results and student reports are released in August.
- Validation of Assessment for Learning and Individual Development (VALID) – online diagnostic science assessments for students in Year 8. Some schools also choose to sit the tests in Year 10.
- The Record of School Achievement (RoSA) is awarded to eligible students who leave school before completing their Higher School Certificate. The RoSA records a student’s grades between the end of Year 10 and when they leave school.
- The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is an internationally recognised qualification awarded to students who successfully complete Years 11 and 12 in NSW.
- Some students may apply for placement in a selective high school. For more information, visit selective high schools and opportunity classes.
Auburn Girls High School is committed to enhancing and encouraging students’ learning outcomes. Our assessment program encourages progressive development of skills and knowledge while ensuring:
- consistency across subjects and courses
- fairness in marking and reporting
- coordination of the assessment program to ease the load on students.
Assessment tasks are designed to measure performance against course outcomes through a range of assessment tasks and in a wider range of objectives than may be tested in an examination. Assessment tasks may include:
- Tests which may take a written, practical and oral form
- Class essays, research tasks, assignments, portfolios, log books
- Practical tasks and major works
- Fieldwork and Projects
The Senior Assessment Booklets provide important information about the school’s assessment policy, timing of assessment tasks, the type of tasks and due dates, the content examined and the weighting of each assessable task for the year.
The School Assessment Policy is designed to ensure consistency throughout the school, to ensure no student is disadvantaged and to encourage students to meet their assessment deadlines.