Assessment Information

The Year 8 Assessment Booklet provides important information about student assessment. The Year 8 Assessment Schedule provides information about the type of assessment and due date for each course.

In setting tasks, teachers give careful consideration to the syllabus outcomes being assessed. By measuring student achievement of these outcomes, teachers can build up a profile of the achievement of each student in relation to the Course Performance Descriptors.

In establishing an assessment program, it is important that the types of assessment tasks used are appropriate to the objectives being assessed. It will generally be necessary to use a number of different assessment tasks in order to ensure that student achievement in all the knowledge and skills objectives is assessed.

Each student receives a school report twice each year. All marks reported are standardised to a mean that reflects the academic ability of selective school students.