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Assessment and Reporting

The main purpose of assessment is to help students learn. There are two forms of assessment: formative and summative.

Formative assessment is ongoing assessment based on individual student progress. Teachers and students develop learning intentions and assessment criteria for each task and teachers provide students with feedback during the learning and upon completion of tasks. Teachers intervene in the learning process and undertake focused and explicit teaching to address any needs which have been identified

Teachers give regular feedback to students about their learning. This feedback is:

  • designed to improve learning
  • timely, relevant, non-threatening and supportive
  • sometimes formal and planned (such as written comments)
  • sometimes informal (such as responding to a comment in class discussion)

Summative assessment is given at the end of a unit or subject and a range of tasks that contribute to these assessments. Teachers work in teams, both within and beyond the school, to moderate student work and determine final awards. Moderation of work ensures that all students receive fair and reliable information about the progress they are making in their learning.

Reporting on Students’ Progress

Kingston High School Reporting Schedule

Term

Semester Courses

Full Year Courses

1

End of Term 1 – Formative Progress report

  • Expectations Tick Box
  • Parent contact invited

End of Term 1 – Formative Progress report

  • Expectations Tick Box

 

2

End of Term 2 –  Summative Semester report

  • A-E Rating
  • Expectations Tick Box

End of Term 2 – Formative Mid-Year report

  • Detailed comment
  • Expectations Tick Box
  • A-E indicative rating
  • Student lead conference

3

End of Term 3 – Formative Progress report

  • Expectations Tick Box
  • Parent contact invited

Parents are invited to contact teachers if there are any concerns.

4

End of Term 4 –  Summative End of Semester report

  • A-E Rating
  • Expectations Tick Box

End of Term 4 –  Summative End of year report

  • A-E Rating
  • Expectations Tick Box