Assessment & Reporting

Assessment is an essential element to guide the development of individual students. Through effective data collection and analysis, teachers continuously improve the quality of their teaching practices. Assessment gives us information about our students and provides evidence of progress and change. It provides feedback on student goals and informs our planning. Assessment is mandated for teacher accountability. Our  assessment is based on the Early Years Framework and the Australian Curriculum. It encompasses the subjects of English, Maths , STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Arts), Health and PE including the Child Protection Curriculum, HAS (Humanities and Social Science), The Arts and Modified SACE.

The Grove Education Centre is committed to a culture of improvement. Assessment takes many forms, including:

  • Observation (including digital technologies)
  • Anecdotal notes
  • Checklists
  • Formalised assessment including: Emergent Literacy Assessment, Transitional Literacy Assessment, Conventional Literacy Assessment, Jerry Johns Basic Reading Inventory, The Grove Developmental Writing Scale, Communication Matrix, Mathscon, ABLES)
  • Parent feedback

Reporting to families:

  • Term 1 NEP with families and relevant stakeholders. Individual goals set and aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
  • Term 2 Celebration Books.
  • Term 3 Parent / Carer and Teacher Interviews and NEP review.
  • Term 4 Formal written report.