Assessment and reporting

At Darwin High School there is shared responsibility between teachers, students and their parents and guardians for assessments. We are committed to assessment processes that are fair, valid and reliable for all students.

Reporting on progress

At Darwin High School the key purpose of reporting is to support student learning by providing information to students and their families about achievement and progress, and to indicate areas for further development.

We believe that reporting should be timely and provided in a format that empowers our young people to take responsibility for their learning with the support of their families and school staff.

Traffic Light progress reports

Each Term students in all year levels receive a Traffic Light progress report. This is emailed directly to students and uses a simple colour coded system to let them know if they are on track for each subject. Students who have yellow or red indicators also have their progress report emailed to their parent on guardian.

The purpose of the Traffic Light progress report is to prompt students to make contact with their teachers to discuss issues and identify strategies to improve/maintain their progress.

We also have an 'at risk' process that ensures parents and guardians are notified when students miss critical milestones for assessment work and where assessments are not submitted.

Formal reports

Parents and guardians are provided with regular written reports on student progress.

Years 10 and 11 - Students in these year levels study semester long courses. A report is sent home in the first term of the subject that includes assessment results to date and comments on student progress. A final report is provided at the end of the semester with final results.

Year 12 - Students in Year 12 study year long courses. Reports with assessment results to date and comments on student progress are sent home in terms 1, 2 and 3. In Week 6 of Term 4 a report is provided with final results.

Secondary Intensive English Unit - Students in the SIEU receive a report each term with assessment results to date and comments on student progress.

The Compass App

Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.

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