The Academic Assessment Services testing is used with students as part of their orientation and then is administered at regular intervals in order to monitor progress and direct teaching and learning programmes. The school policy is inclusive and as such the test results have no bearing on admission to the College.
The testing will be conducted by an external agency: Academic Assessment Services. This group administer tests in numeracy and literacy in a similar format to NAPLAN in schools throughout Australia.
The data gathered from these tests are one of many sources of information regarding your son’s academic progress and will always be used in conjunction with a range of other sources of information including yet not limited to NAPLAN, school-based assessments and parent and teacher feedback.
Junior School boys do not take these tests.
Middle School boys take these tests on entry to the school and also in Years 6, 7 and 8.
The information gathered is used as part of our decision making process regarding participation in academic support and enrichment programmes.
The information is also used by teaching staff to monitor and develop appropriate teaching programmes for the range of students within their class.
Senior School students take these tests in Year 10.
Within the Senior School, the information will be used to guide us in helping your son to decide the most appropriate course for Years 11 and 12 and will help teachers with their planning processes in constructing future courses.
This assessment is not part of the OLNA programme and will involve all boys in Year 10.