At Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, assessment is the evidence gathered by teachers and support staff and is intended to be used for a variety of purposes including: identifying and maximising student learning and achievement, developing appropriate learning programmes to meet student needs (formative), enabling realistic feedback to students, teachers and parents (summative) and informing school authorities on students’ demonstration of learning outcomes. It assists in making decisions about student needs, learning and teaching purposes and resource requirements. Assessment aids in the discussion of future pathways with students and guide planning of class and school curriculum programs.
At Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, it is believed that reporting to the parents of our students should clearly communicate the achievements of the students and also provide recommendations which will assist the students’ future learning. Accurate and comprehensive reporting of school and student performance aids in establishing open communication, helps to improve student learning, assists in establishing future direction, and helps to identify areas of exemplary performance, as well as those in need of support and assistance.