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Kingswood High School

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Assessment and reporting

Best Start Year 7 Assessment

Year 7 students will participate in the Best Start Year 7 Assessment in Term 1.

Best Start Year 7 is an online literacy and numeracy assessment available to secondary schools that assesses key literacy and numeracy skills of Year 7 students. It is designed to assist teachers to identify students who may require additional support in developing their literacy and numeracy skills. 

The assessment is undertaken between Monday 22nd February and Friday 26th February 2021.

The purpose of the Best Start Year 7 assessment is to provide feedback to teachers to help identify student needs. Feedback will be provided to teachers who may choose to share this with students, parents and carers during teacher interview processes.

Best Start Year 7 is just one of a range of assessments the school uses to assess students.

Please inform the school if your child has special needs requiring support to complete an online assessment.


Students are able to access school work and some assessment tasks via Hapara by going to and using their Kingswood High School Google log in credentials.

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.

Teachers observe students' work in class and look closely at tasks throughout the year. They also formally assess a student's achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.

As a parent or carer, you’ll receive a written report twice a year. It gives you a clear picture of your child’s achievements – what they know and can do.

In Years 7 to 10, we use the common grade scale in reporting. In Year 11, we use the Preliminary grade scale.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are assessed on achievement of competencies.


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.


A broad academic curriculum is provided for a full range of student abilities. Academic success is encouraged, recognised and rewarded. Vocational education and training (VET) is an integral part of the senior curriculum.

Learning practices used on all reports

Each teacher in every subject not only assesses you on the course outcomes but also indicates your level of achievement of the learning practices.  

The learning practices are the same for each subject which include bringing necessary equipment each lesson. Please see our equipment checklist for more information.