At St. John’s all children have the opportunity to flourish. Their capabilities, knowledge and beliefs are carefully considered when designing dynamic learning and teaching experiences. This strength-based approach allows us to cater for the needs and passions of our children and provides them with opportunities to be active in their inquiry and to have a voice in their learning.
We use a range of data sources including anecdotal notes, work samples and normative testing to identify children’s stages of learning. Through robust, data driven discussions, our educators collaboratively plan experiences that will support and challenge our children to stretch their thinking. Through teacher, student conferences, we provide feedback that aligns with learning intentions and success criteria and we provide our children with the tools to self-reflect and iterate on their learning. We use data and learning progressions to emphasise the process taken and to prioritise improvement and progress as opposed to the end product and final scores.
The Aims of Assessment and Reporting at St. John’s:
- To provide understandings of growth and progress
- To assist in reflection of learning and to provide feedback
- To improve learning outcomes
- To measure effectiveness of learning strategies and resources
- To assist your child and teacher to set appropriate learning goals
- To provide clear communication with parents/caregivers of their child’s achievements and learning goals