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Assessment and Reporting

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​Reporting

Bald Hills State School teachers report on student achievement twice a year. We enjoy this opportunity to present to parents the progress students have made in classes, and to provide information so parents and students can participate in the next cycle of learning with information about what we have just achieved, and what we might learn next.

Our curriculum newsletters ​summarise the content we are learning about in each year level.

Assessment

Teachers and students use assessment for three purposes at Bald Hills State School;
  1. Diagnostic
  2. Formative
  3. Summative
We diagnose where to start, form an opinion of how we are progressing, and sum up how far we got over a period of time.
 
Assessment data is useful when collected purposefully at the right time, and staff are skilled at making judgements about how a child is making progress against their goals, and against the Australian Curriculum standard.
 

Standards

Students are assessed against standards that have been developed nationally. Parents can access in-depth explanations of this work through Australian and Queensland curriculum sites, and samples of these are provided through the links on the right of this page.

Sources

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/
 

National Testing (NAPLAN)

Each year Australian Year 3, 5, 7 & 9 students participate in a nation-wide assessment of their Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Numeracy skills. In preparing students for the online version of the assessment, parents can complement the school programme of familiarising students with the test environment, and give them further practice with using internet-connected devices.
 
Have a go at the public demonstration site to see what kinds of procedures and questions students work with during the tests.
 

For further information, your questions might be answered on the NAP support link. More information is also to be found in our document store.

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Last reviewed 23 July 2021
Last updated 23 July 2021