Tracking and Assessment
Students’ progress in Mathematics, Spelling, Reading and Writing is tracked and assessed throughout the academic year.
Mathematics Assessment Interviews take place at the beginning of each year in Pre-Primary and in Years 1-5. For Kindergarten students, interviews are held at the request of the parent or teacher.
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Progressive Achievement Tests in Mathematics occur in Years 3-5.
In Pre-Primary, students undertake testing twice a year in phonemic awareness and sight words. In Years 1-5, spelling tests take place each term. Tests for all year groups are drawn from the independently assessed, evidence-based PLD programmes (Promoting Literacy Development, founded by Diana Rigg) and the standardised and nationally recognised South Australian Spelling Test.
Fountas & Pinnell Reading Comprehension is completed in Pre-Primary to Year 3 (each term) and Years 4-5 (each semester).
Students in Years 4 and 5 participate in Renaissance Star Reading tests and quizzes each term.
Pre-Primary to Year 5 students undertake a VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation) Cold Write assessment each term.
A Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) is carried out at the end of Year 3. It is also offered to new students on entry in Year 4 and Year 5.
The Junior School reports your son’s progress with written reports twice a year in conjunction with student, parent, and teacher interviews. His report reflects development through all programmes at Scotch. As a school we strive to provide a differentiated programme, working with your son at his particular level of development. Information in this report is based on the expectations of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, the Australian Curriculum for English and Mathematics learning areas and the Western Australian Curriculum Frameworks documents.
Early Learning Centre
In Pre-Kindergarten, the students will have Parent Teacher Interviews that replace a written report. These interviews will focus on specific outcomes taken from the Early Years Learning Framework in conjunction with the Primary Years Programme: Approaches to Learning outcomes.
The Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students will receive a Semester 1 and a Semester 2 Report. The Kindergarten students reports will address the Early Years Learning Framework, whilst the Pre-Primary students will address the Western Australian Curriculum Standards. Both year groups will also be assessed in relation to the Primary Years Programme: Approaches to Learning.
In Years 1-5 students will receive a Semester 1 and a Semester 2 Report. The reports will address the Western Australian Curriculum Standards and the Primary Years Programme: Approaches to Learning.
Parent Teacher Student Interviews
The College aims to keep parents informed of their son’s progress continually throughout the academic year. This is achieved through homework samples, reports, interviews and Student-Led Conferences.
Summer Term Meet the Teacher Evening
A Meet the Teacher evening will be held in Summer Term. The objective of this event is to enable parents to gain an insight into the curriculum and co-curricular activities being offered during the year and to meet their son’s new teacher.
Summer Term Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent teacher interviews are held in Summer Term. The aim of these interviews is to provide parents with a set time to discuss their son’s progress with the classroom teachers and specialist staff.
Semesters 1 and 2 Reports
Formal reports on your son’s progress are written and sent home at the end of Semester 1 and 2.
Winter Term Student-Led Conferences (SLCs)
SLCs will be held in early Winter Term. The purpose of the SLC is to enable boys to share classroom work with their parents and goal set based on the Semester 1 report.