Dear Parents, Carers,Students and Carers
Updating your knowledge of Assessment at MPWPS
Teachers are busy drawing together assessments outlined in the school’s Assessment Schedule. Our Assessment and Reporting team have carriage of liaising with teaching teams to gain feedback and provide information about the different assessments and why we are collecting student achievement evidence. This is known as a tiered approach. At the AGM last Monday, Barbara and Jarrod presented Teacher Judgement evidence which is measured against other external assessments, such as PAT Maths and Reading, NAPLAN and PROBE reading assessments. It was reassuring to see that whilst teachers are historically conservative, we are getting much more accurate in matching learning and assessment to student ability. In teaching terms we call this finding the Zone of Proximal Development or ZPD. Finding such a zone enables the teaching instruction to be where it is required from a base of evidence.
The presentation that was shared at the AGM is up on the Website and in the COMPASS School document section. We also have some hardcopies at the General Office should you wish to request. I find the learning cycle very exciting as teachers and students work together to always improve.