At Labrador SS we use many different forms of assessment to
identify the specific needs of students, monitor student progress, identify
whether referral to an outside agency is appropriate or to confirm aspects of
student learning or behaviour. This assessment may be done individually, in
small groups or whole classes.
Some of the common standardised assessment tools used in our
System (P-6) – Reading assessment to analyse a child’s level of reading
ability, comprehension and the reading strategies the child uses.
Keymaths3 (1-6) –
Maths assessment covering all strands of maths.
One Minute Maths Test
(1-6) – Operations in maths.
Single Word Spelling
Test (1-6) – Identifies whether a student is performing within their age
range in spelling.
Single Word Reading
Test (1-6) - Identifies whether a student is performing within their age
range in reading.
Words Their Way
(1-6) – Spelling assessment that identifies which phase of spelling the student
is working in.
NAPLAN (3,5) –
Reading, Numeracy, Writing and Language Conventions testing done nationally.
Phonological Awareness Test Revised (SPAT-R) (P-3) - a simple and
comprehensive standardised test that provides an overview of the phonological
awareness skills required for early literacy development.
Test 2nd Ed (EVT-2) and Peabody
Picture Vocabulary Test 4th Ed
(PPVT4) – Used in conjunction with each other to offer a system for
comparing receptive and expressive vocabulary.
for Gifted Elementary and Middle School Students 2nd Ed. (SAGES-2) (P-6) – Used to identify
students who are gifted in academics and reasoning.
(Additional assessment may be completed by the Guidance
Officer, after consultation with the parent/carer.)
Students are also assessed on their classwork, which is
moderated across the year level to ensure balance and equity.