Lambton High School

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Assessment and reporting

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.

Authentic Assessment Learning Program

The Year 10 Authentic Assessment Learning Program (AALP):

  • supports the curriculum by making it more relevant to the needs of the students
  • assesses key outcomes in a more authentic way
  • increases opportunities for students to reflect on the process of learning and to publicly present what they have learned about themselves as learners especially how they have made progress as  independent and reflective learners;
  • develops research, problem-solving, self-assessment, collecting, analysing and organization and communication skills
  • fosters community participation in the evaluation and assessment process.

For more information, download the Year 10 AALP booklet 2018 (PDF 776.1KB) and the Year 10 AALP passport 2018 (PDF 370.6KB).