Carcoar Public School

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Assessment and reporting

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning. These include observing work in class and looking closely at tasks throughout the year.

Our focus on student growth and attainment is integrated through quality teaching, curriculum and planning through internal and external assessments. Teaching and learning programs demonstrate the knowledge, skills and understanding to provide point of need teaching through highly engaging and explicit learning experiences. School-wide assessment practices are used through formative and summative assessments and working towards the students being able to articulate their learning and understand what they need to learn to enable continuous improvement.

Twice a year, teachers formally assess a student’s achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of each subject. A written report using the common grade scale is sent home in the first half of the year, usually near the end of Term 2, and again in Term 4. This gives a clear picture of your child’s learning.


We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.