Assessment at Macquarie is ongoing and helps teachers shape high quality teaching programs and appropriate learning experiences. Assessment outcomes allow teachers to report effectively to parents on their child's progress. Teachers use a range of assessment, including:
· BASE:A program endorsed by the ACT Education Directorate to assess the literacy and numeracy skills of students in kindergarten. BASE is conducted early in term one and early in term four. Parents receive a summary report indicating their child’s level of achievement at the end of each term in which the assessment is completed. For more information http://www.education.uwa.edu.au/base
· National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN): NAPLAN is an annual assessment for all students in Years 3 and 5. It tests skills in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken every year in the second full week in May (term two). All assessments are completed online, except writing in year 3. A schedule is sent home to families beforehand. If your child is sick during the testing period we will arrange a catch-up session if time permits. NAPLAN results are sent to parents in September/October.