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Assessment and Reporting

Reporting processes and practices are a vital part of maintaining relationships between the school and parents. Ballajura Primary School aims to:

  • Reflect a broad range of communication strategies;
  • Provide opportunities for parents to discuss their children’s assessments with their teachers;
  • Ensure that parents are informed as soon as possible when their children are experiencing difficulties.

Our teachers use a variety of tools and resources to assess student achievement. Twice a year, our teachers formally assess each student’s achievements based on the outcomes described in the Australian Curriculum. A written report using the grade scale is sent home near the end of Term 2 and Term 4, to give you a clear picture of your child’s school performance. The report provides written information that clearly shows your child’s achievement in the learning areas studied.

Students at Ballajura Primary School undertake a number of assessments. On Entry Testing in Pre Primary. The students complete On Entry Testing assessments in literacy and numeracy. This assists teachers to identify the learning needs of your child at the commencement of the school year.

National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy
NAPLAN assesses students’ skills in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. All students in Years 3 and 5 sit for these tests in May. NAPLAN results help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a detailed written report of your child’s achievement in these tests.

Progressive Achievement Test