Lithgow Public School

Courtesy and Courage

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Assessment and reporting

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning. These include observing work in class and looking closely at tasks throughout the year.

Twice a year, teachers formally assess a student’s achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of each subject. A written report using the common grade scale is sent home in the first half of the year, usually near the end of Term 2, and again in Term 4. This gives a clear picture of your child’s learning.

You will have a formal opportunity to discuss your child's progress at three-way conferences.  These conferences occur with the parent, child and teacher and happen near the end of Term 1 and Term 3. If you have any concerns, don't wait for a parent-teacher conference. Please make an appointment to discuss these concerns as they arise with your child's teacher.      


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.