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Teachers at Princes Hill Secondary College use a wide variety of assessment tools to monitor student learning, including both formative and summative assessments.

The majority of feedback is given directly to students in the classroom. Feedback may be formal or informal – from verbal feedback, annotations on essays and corrections on mathematical work, to rubrics and assessment against set criteria.

Students at PHSC take responsibility for their own learning by seeking feedback from their teachers both in and outside of class time.

Feedback to parents is given primarily through Compass. Feedback will be provided through the following avenues:

Compass Learning Tasks

Each subject will put up a minimum of two Learning Tasks per term on to Compass.  These may range from class work, homework tasks and progress quizzes, through to topic tests and major assessment pieces or projects. Teachers will include feedback on these Learning Tasks so you can track your child’s progress through the subject.

Parents should go to the Learning Tasks link on their Compass homepage to see the list of their child’s Learning Task results. More detailed feedback is provided in some instances by clicking on the result.

Each subject has a uniform set of key Reportable Learning Tasks. Results for these tasks will be recorded on the end of Semester reports distributed twice a year, however these will also come up on the general list of Learning Tasks

Semester Reports and Interim Reports

Students will receive Interim Reports at the ends of Term 1 and Term 3, and full Semester Reports at the ends of Term 2 and Term 4.

The Interim Reports will report against our Work Habits: Engagement, Effort, Behaviour and Organisation.

The Semester Reports will contain the results of all Reportable Learning Tasks as either a percentage or letter grade, an assessment of the students’ Work Habits, the Learning Outcomes for the subject, and an indication of the student’s progress against the Victorian Curriculum Standards.

Parent Student Teacher Conferences

Parent Student Teacher conferences provide an opportunity for parents to meet with their child’s teacher to discuss their progress and any concerns. These will be held in Term 1 and Term 3. Notification will be sent to parents when bookings are open, and these bookings are made through the Compass portal.

Princes Hill Secondary College Assessment Schemes

Please click here to see a summary of the Assessment Schemes used at PHSC.