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Testing and assessment

Evaluation of student performance is an important part of teaching. It is a continuous process and teachers use a variety of techniques to gather valuable information about your child’s progress. Children’s progress is monitored against a set of standards outlined in the Australian and Queensland Curriculums. Report cards are issued twice a year at the end of terms two and four. All reports go home in a sealed envelope.
Parent/teacher meetings are offered at the end of Terms 1 and 3 to discuss student’s learning goals, strengths and focus areas for improvement. Bookings for these conversations are managed on-line via the School Website. We invite all parents to make the most of this invaluable opportunity and foster a strong home-school partnership. At Lawnton we believe it is essential to maintain open and effective communication with home at all times. Therefore we will attend promptly to any parent communication requests by organising a mutually convenient time to attend to any concerns or questions that may arise throughout the year.

NAPLAN testing Years 3 and 5

The Year 3 and 5 National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy tests are held annually in May. The tests capture point in time data on students’ Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy skills. The tests are designed and marked by an external agency, not the school. All students receive a special report, advising parents how their child has performed, in relation to commonwealth and state results. All results are to be treated as confidential. Parents are encouraged to consider their child’s NAPLAN results within the suite of data collected across the year for their child.