Assessment at Heathmont College is designed to:
- provide students with feedback about their work
- assist students to set learning goals and to monitor their own progress
- evaluate and report on progress against state‐wide‐achievement standards
- guide teachers in adapting curriculum and instructional approaches to students’ needs.
Reporting and feedback
We believe that quality two-way feedback is one of the most powerful tools for learning. Our continuous reporting system provides clear, real-time information to families about how their child is doing at school.
Timely feedback from teachers gives students the opportunity to use it to improve their performance and develop as independent and autonomous learners.
Feedback from students on their learning and progress is also regularly sought through a variety of methods including formative assessment.
Feedback on assessment tasks
Teachers provide ongoing feedback on student assessment tasks through Compass.
Students and families can view feedback on the learning and improvement strategies for each assessment item.
Academic reports are issued twice a year at the end of each semester and provide progress against the Victorian Curriculum. These reports are available to view or download on Compass
These reports include information about each subject; individual student achievement; this achievement in relation to the standard of achievement expected of the year level cohort; and information about the student’s behaviour and effort in class.
Parent-student-teacher conversations are an opportunity for families to meet and get to know their child’s teachers. They are also a chance to share information about their child’s progress, interests and needs and discuss their child’s learning, as well as an opportunity for teachers to understand more about the child.
We run two parent-student-teachers conversations each year.
Bookings are made via Compass.