St. Clare’s Mathematics Department undertakes assessment for the collection and evaluation of evidence of a student's learning.This occurs through both formal and informal activities. Assessment occurs as a regular part of teaching and learning. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a variety of ways as outlined by BOSTES: Assessment for learning, Assessment as learning and Assessment of learning which may include tests, assignments, projects, investigations and open-ended challenges. The Years 7-10 syllabuses advocate assessment for learning which gives students opportunities to produce work that leads to development of their knowledge, understanding and skills.
Formal assessment takes place each term with class tasks, common tests and common, course specific, examination.
Stage 4: Year 7 students are graded into streamed classes by Week 2, Term 1. This is based on the results achieved in a Basic Skills Test completed in Week 2 which examines Stage 3 Syllabus topics covered in primary school.
Stage 4: Year 8 students are graded according to their academic performance in the previous year.
Stage 5: Years 9 and 10 students are graded within 3stages: 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3 according to their performance from Year 8 and reviewed as required.
Stage 6: The assessment of Years 11 and 12 students follows the HSC assessment guidelines for the individual Mathematics courses as specified by BOSTES.