Assessment & Reporting
Annual school reports were once the cornerstone of communication to parents. However, mainstream reporting can be a blunt instrument that offers a final reckoning of their achievement across a range of subjects and skills.
Assessment and Acceleration. What we do works, and we have the data to prove it.
Mainstream children generally make 12 months’ progress in a year. If a child is achieving below this rate, they need to ‘accelerate’ their learning to catch up to (and even exceed) where they are expected to be at their age and stage. Accelerated learning is where a child is learning at a rate faster than expected, based on their own past learning, when using norm-referenced assessments.
Why is accelerated learning critical?
Our Summit parents are keen to know how their child will ‘measure up’ when they go back to mainstream school. We also know that many students at Summit enter working “below” their age-expected levels of Reading, Writing and Maths.
So we gather entry data from our students, using standard and specialised assessment tools, so that you know where your child is at. We identify your child’s personal learning strengths and challenges, measuring their progress against our specifically defined learning intentions and goals. We then teach with our unique approach, using research-based methodology, and then re-test.
And the results speak for themselves. Our kids accelerate at unprecedented rates.
Reporting & Conferencing
Parents want to know much more than just how their children were doing academically.
At Summit Point School, reporting is an on-going communication between students, teachers and parents. We use our research-based Learner Qualities matrices, which provide regular and valid feedback on your child’s progress and achievement.
Online progression in our Parent Portal
Every Summit student has a digital learning space on our Student Management System, where their learning progress is monitored in real time. This digital space is shared with families through the ‘Parent Portal’ and through fortnightly progress reports.
Mid-year and End-of-year reporting
We issue data-based reports at the mid-year point, and full narrative reports at the end of the year, to inform parents of students’ progress in all subject areas.
Learner-led conferences occur twice per year and provide families an in-depth look at their child’s learning across the curriculum. Students show examples of their classroom achievements, discuss their goals and celebrate their success.
Parents can arrange interviews with classroom teachers throughout the year to discuss matters relating to their child’s learning or pastoral well-being.
"We were desperate to help our son’s self-esteem and confidence. Enrolling him at Summit Point restored his belief in himself."
"Being encouraged to demonstrate his knowledge using educational technology has helped remove barriers to my child’s learning and made him less anxious about tests and assessment."
"The teachers at Summit Point go above and beyond to nurture the different learning styles of students."
"Rebecca supported us to understand our child’s strengths and challenges and find a way to foster his love of learning."
"We have been working with Summit for almost a term and my word, our daughter has come a long way since she started at the school."
"It’s a hard decision sending your child to a ‘special’ school, but now we’re out the other side, we realise how much our daughter needed the attention and environment that Summit Point offers."
"Her time at Summit gave our daughter the space and time to learn at her own pace, be recognised for her talents and participate in the running of the school."
"Graduating from Summit, our child is a confident learner and has a range of strategies which have helped her transition to high school."