- Parents and community
- Early childhood
- Curriculum and NTBOS
- Assessment and reporting
- Supporting students and learning
- Training and beyond school
- Community use of school facilities
Assessing and reporting
Assessment is the collecting, recording and analysing of information about student learning. Teachers use this information to:
- identify a child's learning strengths, weaknesses and needs
- make judgements about a child's progress
- plan programs building on the prior knowledge and learning that a child brings to school
- inform the child, parents and other teachers about the student's learning.
Territory students are assessed in a range of ways at various times in their school lives. Schools use a variety of methods to report to parents and carers about their children's progress.
Some assessment and reporting is part of national programs, some is done at the Territory level and some is done at the school level.
National Assessment Program
Assessment of Year 3 to Year 10 students against national and international standards. It includes: Literacy and Numeracy, NAPLAN (Yrs 3, 5, 7 & 9 students), Science Literacy (Year 6 students), Civics and Citizenship (Years 6 & 10 students), Information and Communication Technology (Years 6 & 10 students), TIMSS (Years 4 & 8 students) and PISA (15 yr old students).
Diagnostic Systems and Data Literacy
Diagnostic assessment provides comprehensive information for teachers on student performance. Diagnostic assessment informs teacher planning and provides critical information to progress student learning. Data Literacy relates to the translation of data rich schools into information rich schools. To be data literate requires the ability to access, manage, analyse and interpret various forms of student data across all learning areas.
Assessment of Student Competencies
Assessment of Transition students assists in identifying students who may be at risk of not achieving and who may need further support.
Senior Secondary Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 (Year 11) and Stage 2 (Year 12) of the NTCE.
Reporting student achievement against national standards in NAPLAN
Student, school and national student achievement results from the National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).
A to E reporting
Twice yearly reports to parents for Year 1 to Year 10 students that include a grading of A, B, C, D, or E.
NTCE reporting and certification
Reporting for Year 11 and Year 12 students.
Student Report - Information for parents (pdf 148 kb)