Assessment and Reporting

Mildura West Primary School’s Assessment and Reporting is ONLINE. We are using a program called Compass, to communicate with Parents and Carers about each child’s learning progress.

Why are we doing this?

Assessment and Reporting is more effective if it is ongoing throughout the entire year. We know that education is best when you, your child and the school work together. Online Reporting offers an opportunity for parents to become more involved in the learning process.

What is Compass?

  • A Student Online Assessment and Reporting system
  • A Parent Portal that will allow you to view and comment on your child’s assessment tasks
  • A place for teachers to provide feedback
  • Ongoing reporting on your child’s learning

 

You will have access to a number of assessment tasks that your child will complete throughout the year. Teachers will provide feedback to the students.

Each assessment task is called a CAT (Common Assessment Task).

 

Parents will still receive a report on their child’s learning at half and end of year mark.

This will be a summary of achievement, not a detailed account.

 

Assessment Tasks

  • Students will complete regular assessment tasks (CATs), across a range of subject areas.
  • These tasks (CATs) are designed to assess student abilities against the Victorian Curriculum at the expected grade level.
  • These tasks (CATs) will provide you with valuable information about your child’s progress
  • The tasks are samples of your child’s work and will give you an example of how your child has performed against criteria.

 

How will the Assessment Grading work?

  • Students will be assessed on their academic performance as At Risk, Below Standard, At Standard and Above Standard.
  • Students will be assessed on their work habits as Excellent, Very Good, Good, Acceptable and Needs Attention.

 

* If you have any concerns about this process, please see your child’s teacher.