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Testing and assessment

All assessments at Feluga State School are adminstered for a purpose; assessments for learning, as learning and of learning. Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. An awareness of what learning is assessed and how it is assessed helps both students and parents and carers to develop an understanding of what is valued and where to focus attention.

Assessment is used for a variety of purposes, but its most important use is in supporting student learning.
Assessment occurs formally and informally every day in the classroom. There are three types of assessment:
  1. Diagnostic — used to provide feedback and an opportunity for intervention
  2. Formative — used to improve student learning
  3. Summative — used to indicate standards achieved at particular points for reporting on a five-point scale.
Our assessments include:
  • a range and balance of assessment categories, techniques and conditions appropriate for the learning area, year level, school context and student cohort
  • opportunities for students to become familiar with the assessment techniques and for teachers to monitor student achievement and provide feedback to students.

Each child, appropriate to a PM reading benchmark, is assessed once a term at least. Those above the PM benchmarks are assessed every half year using PROBE. 

Each year, all children in Years 3 and 5 take the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests in May.