Assessments and Submissions

Assessment is an important element of the teaching and learning cycle. It assists teachers in gathering information about their students in order to better understand the gifts God has given them, to understand their prior knowledge in a subject area, or to gauge the level of understanding attained during the course of a unit or year. Assessment occurs continually in both formal and informal ways in the classroom.

Drafts and Redrafting

Submitting a draft for feedback is an important part of the learning, assessment and feedback process. It is an opportunity for teachers to provide detailed and meaningful formative feedback on a student’s progress to that point and to guide them in areas for further improvement. Redrafting occurs before a piece of work is submitted for final assessment.

Supervision and Verification of Student Work

Students are required to submit work that is their own. Apart from appropriately incorporated quotations from other sources, no part of students’ work may be copied from any other person’s work, or be based on an undue level of assistance from another person.

Assessment Deadlines and Submission Dates

It is a student’s responsibility to ensure that the teacher receives all assignment drafts and final pieces by the due date. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate any potential issues regarding submission of drafts and final pieces in a timely and expedient way.

Extensions

There is an expectation, except in the case of prolonged absence due to illness, that the student will provide evidence of work having been started on the set task before an extension is granted. For extended sporting or other trips, it is the student’s responsibility to negotiate, in advance, alternative arrangements for both class work and assessments.

Other reasons for granting an extension include formal cultural ceremonies, illness, injury or misadventure. See the full Assessment Policy for more details.

Penalties

Students that fail to submit a draft assessment without a satisfactory reason will be considered to be at academic risk and will be placed on an academic detention until the piece of work is submitted. Parents will be contacted by either phone or email when students are placed on academic detention.

Students that fail to submit a final assessment without a satisfactory reason will be considered to be at academic risk and will be placed on academic probation and detention until the piece of work is submitted. Parents will be contacted by either phone or email and an academic warning letter will be sent home and placed on file.