Hunter School of the Performing Arts

PERFORMING AT OUR BEST

Telephone02 4952 3355

Emailhuntperfor-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Assessment & Reporting

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess each student's work, this includes observing their work in class and looking closely at the work they produce throughout the year.

Twice a year teachers also assess each student's achievements based on the outcomes in the syllabuses of each subject. We provide detailed information to students about what is expected from them during the year and how their work will be assessed. A written report using the grade scale, listed below, is sent home near the end of Term 2 and Term 4 to give you a clear picture of your child's achievements.

GRADE A: The student has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the content and can readily apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has achieved a very high level of competence in the processes and skills and can apply these skills to new situations.

GRADE B: The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.

GRADE C: The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.

GRADE D: The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited level of competence in the processes and skills.

GRADE E: the student has an elementary knowledge and understanding in few areas of the content and has achieved very limited competence in some of the processes and skills.

All students in Y3, Y5, Y7 and Y9 sit for four tests in May that are known as the National Assessment program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).

NAPLAN assesses student skills in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. NAPLAN results help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a detailed written report of your child's achievement in the tests.

Parent / Teacher Meetings

During each year you will be given a formal opportunity to discuss your child's progress at a parent-teacher meeting. However, if you have any concerns don't wait for a parent-teacher meeting - make an appointment to discuss these concerns with the relevant teacher.

Supporting Documents

HSPA Assessment Schedules, Polices and Planners are available at our Curriculum Documents page.