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Testing and assessment

At Robertson State School, assessment information is used to diagnose learning needs, determine achievement across key learning areas and to inform teaching. We use a variety of testing instruments to determine learning progress including standardised tests: PAT R (reading) and M (maths), Words their Way (spelling) and PROBE (reading comprehension – Year 3-6) and PM benchmarking (reading P-2). 

Every year the students in Years 3 and 5 participate in NAPLAN (National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy).

Students are also tested at the end of a unit of work to determine their overall understanding of the topic.  Pre and post tests are used in mathematics to determine groups for differentiation. 

Assessment also includes, written tests, assignments, multimodal  presentations, oral presentations and performances.  Each assessment piece has either an accompanying marking guide or rubric. These assessment pieces are moderated across the year level to ensure consistency.  A variety of these assessment types are used to develop a portfolio about the child’s learning which in turn informs end of semester reporting.