St George Girls High School is committed to enhancing and encouraging students’ learning outcomes. Our assessment program encourages progressive development of skills and knowledge while ensuring:
consistency across subjects and courses
fairness in marking and reporting
coordination of the assessment program to ease the load on students.
Assessment tasks are designed to measure performance against course outcomes through a range of assessment tasks and in a wider range of objectives than may be tested in an examination. Assessment tasks may include:
Tests which may take a written, practical and oral form
Class essays, research tasks, assignments, portfolios, log books
Practical tasks and major works
Fieldwork and Projects
The School Assessment Policy is designed to ensure consistency throughout the school, to ensure no student is disadvantaged and to encourage students to meet their assessment deadlines.
The Assessment Booklets provide important information about the school’s assessment policy, timing of assessment tasks, the type of tasks and due dates, the content examined and the weighting of each assessable task for the year. Any scheduled assessment task date that needs to be changed will be updated on the school calendar and notified to students, in writing, through the assessment task notification process.
In setting tasks, teachers give careful consideration to the syllabus outcomes being assessed. By measuring student achievement of these outcomes, teachers can build up a profile of the achievement of each student in relation to the Course Performance Descriptors.