Assessment and Evaluation
TAMARIKI SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES
POLICY ON ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
Assessment is an essential tool in establishing each child’s learning needs.
To have systems in place which enable the collection of data that will;
· Identify and support successful learning and growth for all pupils.
· Identify areas and causes of difficulty for any child.
1. All assessment practices must comply with Tamariki’s Special Character.
2. Techniques used for data gathering should; assist the learner at every stage for example, immediate, relevant and encouraging feedback between the student and teacher assists the learner and teacher in identifying the next step in learning.
3. Techniques for assessment should be non invasive such as; staff daily recording material covered in classes noting any areas of difficulty which may require further consolidation.
4. Assessment should provide a meaningful record for children, parents and staff of a child’s learning progress such as; learning stories grouped into portfolios
5. Data should be collected on all children.
6. Indicators based on the National Curriculum documents for personal and social development and speaking and listening are reviewed and updated for all children twice yearly.
7. For all Yr 4-8 students who are participating in regular formal classes’ indicators on literacy and numeracy will be updated twice yearly.
Assessment should assist learners, parents, teachers and the Board of Trustees.
Drafted by Cawston, Edwards
Reviewed 1996, 1999, 06/2005