Procedures Mandated Materials
Schools will implement the Pre-primary to Year 10 Western Australian curriculum in accordance with:
- the Policy Standards for Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting
- the Principles of Learning, Teaching and Assessment detailed within the Outline.
In relation to Kindergarten:
- Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) describes the principles, practices and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school
- the Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines guide educators to develop kindergarten curriculum for Western Australian children. It draws from the key ideas and related content from the EYLF to construct curriculum to ensure that all children in Kindergarten experience quality teaching and learning.
- monitor and assess individual student achievement, referring to the Principles of Learning, Teaching and Assessment detailed within the Outline
- develop and administer assessments in relation to the content of the Pre-primary to Year 10 Western Australian curriculum
- ensure that assessments enable all students to demonstrate their knowledge, understandings and skills in relation to the year-level achievement standard
- develop processes to support all teachers in making valid and reliable judgements
- use data from prescribed national and statewide assessments to inform teacher judgements about student achievement.
In addition, schools must provide their school community with an assessment and reporting policy that is based on the Principles of Learning, Teaching and Assessment.
This policy must clearly and transparently specify how principals and teachers will:
- provide individual students with feedback on their learning
- use student achievement information to plan future learning programs
- make judgements of student achievement in relation to the year-level achievement standard
- administer prescribed national and statewide assessments
- provide information on how a student’s achievement compares with the student’s peer group at the school, on request from the student’s parents/carers
- communicate with parents/carers about student progress and achievement
- report to parents/carers for each student at the end of each semester
- report to parents/carers with information relating to the development of other student attributes that influence learning.
- use plain language to report to parents/carers on the achievements of Pre-primary to Year 10 students in terms of the Western Australian achievement standards – such reports will be provided:
- formally, in an end of semester report using a five-point scale. The components of the formal report will meet the Policy Standards for Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting
- informally, throughout the year in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons, and
- as requested from the student’s parents/carers, providing information on how a student’s achievement compares with the student’s peer group at the school
- disseminate to parents/carers the reports from national and statewide assessments and, as appropriate, provide opportunity for discussion between teachers and parents/carers
- submit to the Authority1 end of Semester Two achievement descriptors/grades for individual Pre-primary to Year 10 students.
1 Schools will be advised by the Authority about the timeline for submission of grades/achievement descriptors. If a subject/s is only taught in Semester One and not in Semester Two (e.g. a Visual Arts subject), the achievement descriptor/s/grade/s for individual Pre-primary to Year 10 students will be submitted to the Authority at the end of Semester Two.