Assessment at Muirfield
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.
In Years 7 to 10, we use the common grade scale in reporting. In Year 11, we use the Preliminary grade scale.
Assessment Schedules at Muirfield
- HSC Assessment Schedule (PDF 972KB)
- Preliminary Assessment Schedule (PDF 935KB)
- Year 7 Assessment Guide (PDF 1093KB)
- Year 8 Assessment Guide (PDF 597KB)
- Year 9 Assessment Schedule (PDF 767KB)
- Year 10 Assessment Schedule (PDF 737KB)
Information on standardised assessments
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.
- Validation of Assessment for Learning and Individual Development (VALID) – online diagnostic science assessments for students in Year 8. Some schools also choose to sit the tests in Year 10.
- 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.
- The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is an internationally recognised qualification awarded to students who successfully complete Years 11 and 12 in NSW.
- Some students may apply for placement in a selective high school. For more information, visit selective high schools and opportunity classes.