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Assessment and reporting

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.

Assessment is the ongoing process of gathering, analysing and reflecting on evidence to make informed and consistent judgements to improve future student learning.

At Kariong Mountains High School, teachers use assessment strategies to inform their practice and engage in dialogue with students and their parents about student progress. Assessments are designed to measure achievement of outcomes using a range of learning styles and therefore vary in terms of type, skills requirements and length.

Assessments occur throughout the course of the year with no set examination periods in Stage 4. We provide detailed information to students about what is expected from them throughout the school year and how their work will be assessed. Parents can access further detailed information from the parent portal.

Illness / Misadventure / Variation Form – Download PDF

2024 Year 11 Assessment Information Slideshow (PDF)

Senior School (Years 10-12) Resources

Middle School (Years 7-9) Resources

Assessment Policy Booklets

2024 – Year 12 HSC Course – Policy and Assessment Schedule

2024 – Year 11 Preliminary HSC – Policy and Assessment Schedule

2024 – Year 10 Assessment Schedule

2024 – Year 9 Assessment Schedule

2024 – Year 8 Assessment Schedule

2024 – Year 7 Assessment Schedule

State-wide Assessments

Students have a number of state-wide assessments in high school:


All students in Years 7 and 9 sit for four tests in May that are known as the

National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). NAPLAN assesses students’ skills in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

NAPLAN results help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a detailed written report of your child’s achievement in the tests.


Science based learning.


Higher School Certificate – Years 11-12 students complete courses applicable for this assessment.


A written report using the grade scale is sent home usually near the end of Term 2 and Term 4, to give you a clear picture of your child’s achievements.

Teachers observe students' work in class and look closely at tasks throughout the year. They also formally assess a student's achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.

As a parent or carer, you’ll receive a written report twice a year. It gives you a clear picture of your child’s achievements – what they know and can do.

In Years 7 to 10, we use the common grade scale in reporting. In Year 11, we use the Preliminary grade scale.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are assessed on achievement of competencies.


We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.