The achievement and learning progress of students at St Brigid's School is measured through a combination of internal and externally-sourced assessments. Data from these assessments is used to improve student learning outcomes.
NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) tests are held annually in mid-May to test the proficiency of Year 3 and 5 students in reading, writing, spelling, numeracy, grammar and punctuation. See the NAPLAN website for test dates and information to help you support your child.
The Early Years Assessment (Literacy) and Early Years Numeracy Observation Assessment programs - both developed by Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) - are run at St Brigid's School to help identify our students' literacy and numeracy capabilities at an early stage of their development. The literacy assessment is available for students in their fifth term, while the numeracy assessment is available in their first two years.
St Brigid's School also applies a variety of diagnostic assessments of student achievements - including the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Progressive Achievement Tests - to manage and maintain positive learning outcomes.