Assessment & Reporting

Assessment and Reporting is an integral part of teaching and learning at Mickleham Primary School. At our school, we conduct assessment and reporting that is timely and evidence based. We assess our students using a range of formative and summative assessment practices, using this information to further understand our students, monitor and adapt teaching and learning programs and provide feedback to help learners to move closer to achieving and exceeding their goals.


At Mickleham Primary School we use a range of assessment practices to help us reflect on student understanding and make informed and consistent judgements to improve teaching. As we work towards deepening understanding we conduct assessments of prior knowledge and monitor growth through a variety of formative and summative assessment practices.

An explanation of rigorous assessment practices and feedback that inform teaching is captured by the following quote:

‘Professionals use assessments to better understand the presenting situation or problem, to identify starting points for action, to decide on appropriate evidence-based interventions, to monitor progress, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the decisions they make.’


At Mickleham Primary school, we report student achievement and progress to parents/carers in a variety of ways, including:

  • ‘Getting to know you’ conversations in Term 1
  • A formal, written report at the end of Term 2
  • A formal parent:teacher interview in Term 3
  • A formal, written report at the end of Term 4
  • Parents of students on the Program for Students with a Disability (PSD) and Koorie students have a Student Support Group (SSG) meeting every term
  • Teachers of students well above or below expected level, PSD students and Koorie students prepare an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that includes goals, targets and strategies
  • We directly report against the Victorian Curriculum, according to Department of Education requirements
  • Students who are EAL (English as an Additional Language) are reported against the EAL Continuum for Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening
  • Written reports are distributed digitally via each family’s Compass page
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