Self expression & acting

Summative Assessment and Moderation

Summative assessment is used to determine students’ learning at a particular point in time, for example, when reporting against the achievement standards at the end of a semester.

At WLPS, staff administer summative assessment tasks, including common assessment tasks (CATs). The moderation of these tasks assists them to make consistent judgements regarding student performance in comparison to the achievement standard. The staff also participates in moderation sessions with colleagues from other schools within its network.

In 2019, the school began using ‘Brightpath’. Brightpath allows teachers to compare their students’ work to calibrated exemplars, place the students on the Brightpath scale, and arrive at a scaled score. This promotes reliable teacher judgements which are comparable across teachers, schools and over time. The Brightpath software was locally developed and based on substantial research and software development undertaken at The University of Western Australia.