The school used a variety of assessment strategies at key points in the learning framework. These included teacher observation, projects and presentations.
The school participates in the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for the purposes of diagnosing individual learning needs and reviewing whole class teaching programs. Each year, NAPLAN is implemented for students in Years 7 and 9 and the results provide valuable information about student achievements in Literacy and Numeracy. Student performance in NAPLAN is reported in ten bands. Each year these tests are administered in May over three days in the areas of Literacy (reading, writing, spelling, grammar) and Numeracy (number and data, measurement, space and geometry). Students are supplied with a report, that provide their individual results in these areas as well as the state average. Each year, John Therry students achieve sound results in NAPLAN.
HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE
Each year, we, at John Therry, celebrate achievement of our students’ HSC results which is a result of the combined hard work of our students, parents and teachers. The improved learning and teaching strategies supported by the Homework Club, the after-school tutorials, study days, networking with high achieving schools and faculties, all advance the improved results.
The school had two students in the All Rounder list which recognises students who have been placed on the Distinguished Achievers List for courses totalling 10 or more units. The School also had 46 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers lists while there were also 158 Band 5s achieved in the examinations.
The School also had 21 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers lists while there were 157 Band 5s achieved in the examinations. 25.5% of the cohort of students achieved an ATAR in excess of 80.