NOTICE: Term 4 Return to School Roadmap: All students back on October 25 (Week 4). See more in Learning Resources.

Assessment and Reporting

Assessment is the ongoing process of gathering, analysing and reflecting on evidence to make informed and consistent judgements to improve future student learning.

At Kariong Mountains High School, teachers use assessment strategies to inform their practice and engage in dialogue with students and their parents about student progress. Assessments are designed to measure achievement of outcomes using a range of learning styles and therefore vary in terms of type, skills requirements and length.

Assessments occur throughout the course of the year with no set examination periods in Stage 4. We provide detailed information to students about what is expected from them throughout the school year and how their work will be assessed. Parents can access further detailed information from the parent portal.

Illness / Misadventure / Variation Form – Download PDF

  Senior School (Years 10-12) Resources   Middle School (Years 7-9) Resources

Assessment Policy Booklets

2021 – Year 12 HSC Course – Policy and Assessment Schedule

2021 – Year 11 Preliminary HSC – Policy and Assessment Schedule

2021 – Year 10 Assessment Policy Booklet and Task Schedules

State-wide Assessments

Students have a number of state-wide assessments in high school:


All students in Years 7 and 9 sit for four tests in May that are known as the
National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). NAPLAN assesses students’ skills in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

NAPLAN results help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a detailed written report of your child’s achievement in the tests.


Science based learning.


Higher School Certificate – Years 11-12 students complete courses applicable for this assessment.


A written report using the grade scale is sent home usually near the end of Term 2 and Term 4, to give you a clear picture of your child’s achievements.