At Footscray West Primary we have a whole school approach to assessment utilising a range of assessments. This enables us to have a comprehensive understanding of each student achievements. Assessment instruments include benchmark and on demand testing in core learning areas, pre and post unit assessment, classroom work, work samples and observation. Students also develop the capacity to set goals and self-assess as part of this process.
All gathered data is regularly analysed and used to inform our evidence based approach to teaching and it is also used within our staff coaching program.
Parents are provided with comprehensive written reports twice yearly accompanied with learning diaries or digitalPortfolios. Time is provided for parents to meet the teacher early in term 1 and then to discuss student reports or student lead conferences in June. If needed, parents can make a time to meet with staff after report distribution in December.
Parents and teachers also meet regularly across the year as needs arise. Parents are welcome to make appointments with class teachers at mutually agreeable times.