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Lesmurdie Senior High School
Reid Road, Lesmurdie
Western Australia 6076
Principal John Stone
Years 7, 8 and 9 Assessment Policy
As a student, your specific responsibilities in relation to assessment in all subjects are to:
1.0 Missed Assessment
Credit cannot be given for work not completed or class time not experienced.
If students are absent for any period and do not complete the required work, the final result may be considerably reduced.
Absences may result in students not satisfactorily meeting the requirements of the educational and assessment program of a subject and a much lower level of achievement may be the result.
1.2. Deadlines for Changing Subjects in Lower School
Students are able to discuss a change of subjects where a legitimate reason can be provided. These changes should be discussed with the relevant Deputy Principal.
Deadlines will be reasonably set to ensure sufficient opportunities for success.
1.3 Absence from Scheduled Class Assessment Tasks
Teachers will give prior notice of all assessments to be conducted during class time. Absence from such assessments is considered significant. Students will be permitted to complete missed assessments (or an alternative assessment) where one of the following provides a legitimate reason for a student’s absence during a scheduled assessment:
1.4 Absence When an Assessment Is Due
Students, or parent/caregiver, are required to contact the subject teacher in circumstances where the student will be absent on the date an assessment is due. The teacher will consider the circumstances and negotiate for the assessment to be submitted on time by alternate means or for the assessment to be submitted at the next available opportunity.
1.5 Repeated Absence Related To Assessment
Where a teacher considers that repeated absences have affected the completion or timely submission of assessment tasks, one or more of the following actions may be taken:
a parent meeting may be requested to discuss the detrimental effect of repeated absences on assessments and how the school can be of support.
1.6 Absence due to family holiday
While family time is very valuable, it is important to stress that taking children out of school for family holidays reduces the amount of time available for learning and is detrimental to their education.
Where a student will be absent from scheduled assessments due to family holiday:
1.7 Extended Absence
The school is not able to maintain a teaching and assessment program for students if they plan to be absent for lengthy periods. Teachers will normally provide “catch up” work for short periods of absence.
2.0 Late Assessment
This section relates specifically to circumstances where a student has been present for an assessment but will not/has not submitted the assessment by the due date.
2.1 Negotiation of Changes in Assessment Deadlines
Where possible, subject teachers will attempt to negotiate assessment deadlines – taking into consideration general student workload, the extent of the assessment, and other circumstances as deemed appropriate.
If a student feels that they are unlikely to be able to submit/complete an assessment by the due date, they should immediately discuss the matter with their subject teacher. Where appropriate, this discussion should take place at least one week prior to the due date.
Specifically, students should not attempt to negotiate extension of a due date for an assessment on the day that the assessment is due.
Where the subject teacher considers that an appropriate reason for an extension has been provided and appropriate progress on the assessment has been achieved, the teacher may grant an extension. When discussing an extension of an assessment deadline with a subject teacher, students are required to provide evidence of progress made thus far.
2.2 Late or Unsubmitted Work
It is the students’ responsibility to seek extensions BEFORE the due date as outlined above. These will normally be given for sickness and other genuine reasons. Without an approved extension, a penalty for late work will be applied. Teachers will provide and discuss their subject’s assessment outline including due dates.
If work is submitted late without an approved extension, a 10% per day reduction of the student’s awarded mark will occur up to 3 days, after which no mark will be awarded (a weekend is considered as one day).
If the work is not submitted a mark cannot be awarded which may severely affect a student’s overall grade.
3.0 Breaches of Assessment Protocol
Cheating is regarded as an action which provides an unfair advantage in the completion of an assessment. Actions regarded as cheating include, but are not limited to:
Work that is not a student’s own but is presented as such will not be accepted. The submission of work that is not a student’s own in a subject will result in no credit for that assessment.
All student responses to assessment tasks that contain the work of others must be correctly referenced. Further, a Bibliography must be provided where a range of texts and resources have been used for information if this is a requirement of the assessment task. Teachers will support students in establishing correct processes regarding referencing.
4.1 Appeals Relating To Individual Assessments Items
A student may appeal in circumstances where they consider that an assessment has not been fairly considered in relation to an assessment. Such appeals should occur within seven (7) days of the return of the assessment to the student. Appeals should be directed to the teacher in the first instance and then to the Head of Learning Area should a satisfactory resolution not be reached.
4.2 Appeals Relating To Assessment of a Subject
You may appeal against the assessment of a subject if you have grounds to believe that:
5.0 Students with a Recognised Disability
Lesmurdie Senior High School is committed to the principles of inclusive schooling and the legal framework surrounding the equitable treatment of people with recognised disabilities. Students finding it difficult to complete the requirements of any subject should immediately discuss this with their teacher and then, if need, the Deputy Principal. Teachers will be guided by Individual Education Plans or other documented evidence.