St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

Assessment

assessmentSt Paul's Lutheran Primary School follows a comprehensive assessment cycle which is done across all year levels. This assessment data is critical to guiding the teachers and informing the planning and programming of courses.

Formal reports are issued to parents at the end of Terms 2 and 4. These comply with the Federal requirements. In Prep, the school also compiles portfolios and students' work is included in the formal reports.

Students in the senior grades also participate in the University of New South Wales ICAS testing program in Writing, Spelling, Maths, English, Computing and Science. We also are engaged in the local Maths Challenge.

From time to time, St Paul's cross checks its standards with other Lutheran Schools to ensure that what we teach is appropriately set for each grade. We also draw on expertise from other affiliated organisations to assess and inform our planning.

The school uses various strategies and tools to assess the progress of its students. Each student in Years 3 and 5 undertakes the national benchmark testing program NAPLAN. The results are passed on to parents and are also used by the school to gauge individual progress and the success of our programs.