Why do we Assess Students?
At our school, we believe that the primary aim of assessments should be to equip leaders, teachers, students and parents with powerful insights into the impact of learning methods. Student assessments should be meaningful and follow best practices and metrics recognised by the broader education community. At Reddam House Sydney, we make sure that assessments are timely, informative and related to what teachers are actually teaching.
For students, assessments indicate areas of progress. They also provide insight into whether learning objectives have been met while highlighting areas that may still need to be explored so that learners can enhance their performance. Importantly, learning assessments encourage students to set achievable goals for themselves by objectively measuring their growth.