Assessment and reporting
Kilvington provides all parents with regular online access to their child’s assessment feedback and results with ‘Continuous Online Reporting’ (COR), an online facility accessed through the School website's Parent Portal link.
Continuous Online Reporting (COR) reflects Kilvington’s effective integration of ICT into education planning and delivery. The system increases responsiveness to individual learning needs, provides better-quality and timelier information to parents, and improves classroom and administrative efficiency.
This system is founded on a wealth of research in assessment/reporting and student learning. It draws on the work of Professor John Hattie from the University of Auckland and his analysis of 180 000 studies representing over 50 million students, which found that ‘informative feedback’ had the greatest effect on student learning.
Students at Kilvington receive feedback through discussing strengths and areas that need improvement. Continuous Online Reporting also makes feedback available to parents in a secure online environment. Parents can view results for key assessments, as well as progress and participation indicators, without waiting until the end of term. The online assessment information is not designed to replace semester reports, but rather to complement them by providing a fuller picture to parents.
Visible learning is a crucial component of teaching and learning at Kilvington, i.e. ensuring that students, parents and teachers receive feedback about students’ progress. COR widens this view, including parents in the day-to-day development of student achievement for the first time.
Research shows that parental involvement in children’s studies improves their performance. COR promotes a dialogue between parent and child about schoolwork, helping build a positive learning environment at home while reinforcing the strong relationship between the School, family and community.
COR is an effective tool for early and proactive intervention. The system’s user-friendly format enables parents to quickly ascertain which level students are at, and what areas if any need improvement. By using the teacher email links, parents can join with teachers to support the student's progress.
The Parent Portal benefits today’s busy parents by allowing them to access their child’s timetable, view financial statements, obtain teacher contact information, update contact details and book parent-teacher interviews online 24/7. This initiative increases the sense of connectedness between school and home, facilitating parents in supporting their child’s learning and working with teachers in improving learning outcomes.