PLAYFORD INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING INFORMATION
Teachers use a variety of assessment strategies to cater for diverse learning styles, provide feedback to students about how to improve achievement and to assess against the Standards of Australian Curriculum and SACE. We have high expectations of all students in their learning and in demonstrating the breadth of their knowledge, the depth of their understanding and the sophistication of their skills. The school uses a ‘Live’ approach to providing students and parents with learning and achievement feedback. This means that all assessment information can be viewed in real time through our Canvas Learner Management System. All Learning and Assessment Plans (LAP) can be viewed from Canvas along with all Assessment Tasks. Through teacher negotiation, students can complete these in advance if they demonstrate the capability and competency to do so. All Assessment Tasks include a description of the task, task components and criteria (rubric) that the task is being assessed against. All student Assessment Tasks are uploaded to Canvas and once marked, teachers will provide students with an A+ to E- grade, assessment rubric to show how the task has been assessed and a Strength/Achievement and Growth/Development Based comment to summarise the learning achievement. Assessment for each learning task is available to students and parents through Canvas.
ACADEMIC REPORT INFORMATION
A Band • (A+, A, A-)
Students who are achieving in this bands have shown excellent engagement, effort and great development of their personal capabilities.
B Band • (B+, B, B-)
Students who are achieving in this bands have shown good engagement, effort and good development of their personal capabilities.
C Band • (C+, C, C-)
Students who are achieving in this bands have shown satisfactory engagement, effort and satisfactory development of their personal capabilities.
D Band • (D+, D, D-)
Students who are achieving in this bands have shown partial engagement, effort and partial development of their personal capabilities.
E Band • (E+, E, E-)
Students who are achieving in this bands have shown minimal engagement, effort and minimal development of their personal capabilities.
Students who have received this result have had a class attendance of 30% or less. This has resulted in the student not completing enough of the class to be graded.
Students who have received this result were previously enrolled in this course, but changed out of this course before an assessment took place.
Grade Point Average Bands:
A Grade Point Average (GPA) is a summary statistic that represents a student’s average performance in their course over a semester.
At Playford International College we have a GPA out of 15. The breakdown of our GPA structure is displayed in the table below:
|Letter Grade||Upper Boundary /15||Lower Boundary /15|