At PASS assessments are on-going throughout the year and fit within the Australian Curriculum, the South Australian Curriculum Standards and Assessment (SACSA) or the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
Students receive information about their educational achievement through a combination of:
Parent/teacher interviews are conducted early term 2 for years 7 – 11, between 3:30pm – 7:00pm. Interviews for year 12 students are conducted in terms 1 and 3. Letters inviting parents to attend interviews including the booking process are communicated to families via sms.
The school is involved in a number of standardised tests to ascertain the learning needs of students. Parents may request an exemption in writing from the year 9 Senior Leader.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken nationwide, every year, in the second full week in May.
Students are expected to do homework as negotiated by teachers.
Much of the set homework will be completion of an assignment or project. Parents will be informed of any non-completion of summative tasks via a letter from the subject teacher. The school provides a number of supervised opportunities for students to complete homework tasks and assignments. The following centres are open at different times during the week:
- Polly Farmer: Mon-Thurs after school
- Resource & Technology Centre: year 11 and 12, Mon-Thu 3.00-4:00pm
- Stronger Smarter Study Centre: year 8-12, Mon 2.30-4.00, Tue-Thu 3.00-4.30pm
- YES centre: Mon-Fri 8.15-8:40am, and Tue-Wed 3.00-4.00pm