Best Start

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In 2008, the Best Start Kindergarten assessment will be rolled out to more than 400 schools with a further 600 implementing the program in 2009 and all 1,700 primary schools participating by 2010.


The assessment will include aspects of:

Writing  – Reading – Comprehension – Speaking – Phonics and phonemic awareness – Understanding concepts about print – Counting skills or awareness – Arithmetic strategies – Pattern recognition

National Assessment

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National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy

  • In May 2008 the national tests will be held in literacy and numeracy for all students in Australia at Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
  • These tests will replace the current State and Territory-based assessments and have the support of all Education Ministers.

Visit the Website for sample questions, timetable and other information.

School Reporting

1) School Report: School Reports are given out in Term 2 and Term 4.

2) Parent/Teacher Interviews: Are held in Week 2 Term 3 with the class teacher and an interpreter if necessary.

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