Assessment & Reporting

see alsoStudent Portfolios

At St Eugene School we adopt an outcome-based approach to education.  It is based on a belief that there are certain things all students should learn and that these things, expressed as outcomes, should be made explicit to all concerned – students, teachers, parents, carers and others in the community.  This approach accepts that learning is progressive and that stages along a continuum leading to the desired learning can be identified.  At St Eugene we provide opportunities for students to demonstrate these outcomes within a variety of contexts.

Our School Mission Statement underpins our beliefs about outcome-based education.

Ø       All students can learn and succeed
Ø       Importance of meeting the needs of students to support them in becoming successful lifelong learners;
Ø       The value of nurturing an environment, which supports each individual along his or her learning journey.

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At St Eugene we believe that learning outcomes have a dual role: to inform planning and to be a framework for assessment. Teachers use assessment information to monitor student progress and to make professional judgements in order to: -

Ø       Inform students, parents, carers and schools about demonstrations about student outcomes.
Ø       Make decisions about students’ needs, the learning and teaching processes and resource requirements.
Ø       Set learning goals with students, parents and carers.
Ø       Guide the planning of school and class curriculum programs. (QSCC)
At St Eugene we recognise that effective assessment: -

Ø       Focuses on students’ demonstration of learning outcomes;
Ø       Is comprehensive;
Ø       Develops students’ capacities to monitor their own progress;
Ø       Reflects current knowledge of child and adolescence development;
Ø       Is an integral part of the learning process;
Ø       Is valid and reliable;
Ø       Reflects social justice principles. (QSCC)