Assessment is the process of identifying, gathering and interpreting information about student learning. Assessment is used to identify areas of strength and improvement in order to guide further student learning and provide feedback to students and parents/caregivers.
At the beginning of each semester, all students at Banksia Park International High School receive an assessment plan for each subject they are studying. Each plan gives an overview of all the summative assessment tasks to be completed within the semester, a timeline for the tasks, and the percentage weighting for each task. Assessment plans are uploaded on Daymap and are accessible to students and parents.
All summative tasks are expected to be submitted by a given due date (unless prior negotiation for legitimate reasons occurs prior to the deadline). Students who do not submit work on time or to an appropriate standard will need to attend our accelerate program.
Students in years 7 to 10 are assessed using the Australian curriculum standards. Students in years 11 and 12 are assessed against the performance standards described by the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
Grades received for each task will be inputted electronically by teachers on Daymap. Students have access to their results through their own Daymap page.
At Banksia Park International High School we provide students and parents/caregivers with 4 reports per year:
Interim reports –are issued towards the end of terms 1 and 3. These reports provide a mid-semester indication of student progress and achievement for each subject. Parent/student/teacher interviews are conducted at these times to discuss student progress and all parents are encouraged to use this opportunity to meet with staff.
Semester reports – are issued towards the end of terms 2 and 4. These reports provide a final semester result for each subject.
In addition, reporting is conducted via direct contact via phone calls, diary notes, letters, emails and discussions. Students may also receive other reports such as: the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), NAPLAN, Vocational Education and Training (VET), and work experience.
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