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Testing and assessment

Testing and assessment is conducted in alignment with the Department's Policy Statement: Assessment (PDF, 105 KB).

Teachers continually monitor student learning through diagnostic and formative assessment and provide feedback that builds each student’s capacity to improve. Ongoing feedback and clear expectations enable students to reflect on and monitor their own progress.

Teachers monitor student progress using a variety of assessment including:                  

  • standardised (designed so that the questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures and interpretations are consistent and administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner, e.g. National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy [NAPLAN] and the Progressive Achievement Tests in maths [PATM])
  • diagnostic assessment (measures a student's current knowledge and skills for the purpose of identifying a suitable program of learning).