The central purpose of assessment is to provide information on student achievement and progress and set direction for ongoing teaching and learning. At Muirfield, teachers use a variety of appropriate assessments for judging student achievement. Assessment can be incorporated into usual classroom activities. For example, teachers can assess achievement informally as students complete work.
Assessment of student learning will be undertaken for all learners, including students whose learning is impacted by disability. Adjustments to assessment tasks may be required for a student whose learning is impacted by disability.
Further information regarding assessment, including information on illness/misadventure appeals or lateness can be found in the relevant policies:
Teachers observe students' work in class and look closely at tasks throughout the year. They also formally assess a student's achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.
As a parent or carer, you’ll receive a written report twice a year. It gives you a clear picture of your child’s achievements – what they know and can do.
The information below is provided, and updated, by the Department of Education. The links take you to external sites.
We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.
National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) – reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and numeracy tests for students in Years 7 and 9. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) holds the tests in May each year. Results and student reports are released in August.
The Record of School Achievement (RoSA) is awarded to eligible students who leave school before completing their Higher School Certificate. The RoSA records a student’s grades between the end of Year 10 and when they leave school.