As part of the whole school assessment plan in the early years, teachers plan to collect evidence of student learning on an ongoing basis using a range of monitoring and assessment tasks. This data can then be analysed to inform planning for future teaching and learning.
Schools support effective assessment and monitoring processes by documenting student progress through the use of a range of monitoring tools and procedures. This enables student progress to be tracked across year levels.
Schools may continue to use the individual student profiles of the Year 2 net to document student progress and to inform planning for future teaching and learning.
No centralised collection of data will take place.
Schools may continue to use the validation tasks or select from the range of diagnostic tools in order to confirm their observations and judgments about students who may need additional support in literacy and numeracy.
Early phase C2C units include monitoring and assessment tasks that will support teachers to make decisions regarding students progress. Specifically, the Year 2 English C2C materials contain contextualised assessments of students reading and writing skills.
School-based and across-school moderation supports consistency of teacher judgments and provides an opportunity for teachers to engage in professional dialogue. Moderation develops a common understanding of what students achievements look like and supports teachers in developing confidence in making judgments.
Schools and regions will make decisions about moderation processes in 2012 based on school and regional needs.
Schools are required to issue a written report to parents at least twice yearly and offer parent "teacher interviews every semester. Schools use the OneSchool formats for reporting.
Monitoring of learning progress to inform teaching and improve learning for children is an essential component of assessment in the early years.
Reports should provide parents with information regarding their students progress and which will reflect an overall judgment about their students achievement across the range of assessment opportunities that have been provided.
Schools may continue to provide all parents of Years 1, 2 and 3 children with the Year 2 Net standard written reports for each of the focus areas in literacy and numeracy.
Schools will receive the school grants related to the Year 2 Diagnostic Net in semester 1 as previously, based on historical information.
Key teachers are important members of the whole school support team responsible for developing and providing support for the range of students requiring additional assistance in literacy and/or numeracy as well as assisting teachers to monitor students literacy and numeracy development.
For 2012, Key Teacher allocations and funding remains the same as in previous years.
This page was last reviewed on 31 Jan 2012