Assessment Policy

Assessments are conducted by teachers, according to School Curriculum and Standards Authority guidelines.

Teachers at John Forrest Secondary College:

  • Develop a teaching and learning program that meets the relevant Western Australian and/or WACE syllabus requirements.
  • Provide students with a course outline and an assessment outline at the start of the course.
  • Ensure that all assessment tasks are fair, valid and reliable.
  • Provide students with timely assessment feedback and guidance.
  • Maintain accurate records of student achievement.
  • Meet College and external timelines for assessment and reporting.
  • Inform students and parents of academic progress, as appropriate.

Students at John Forrest Secondary College are expected to:

  • Attempt all in-class assessment tasks on the scheduled date and submit all out-of-class assessment tasks by the due date.
  • Maintain a good record of attendance, conduct and progress.
  • Initiate contact with teachers concerning absence from class, missed in-class assessment tasks, requests for extension of the due date for out-of-class assessment tasks and other issues pertaining to assessment.