Since 2019, the implementation of the Unity College Daymap Learning Management System has been occurring to reorganise and modernise the methods of communication between staff, students, and parents, and we have provided up to date and relevant marking and feedback of all assessment across the College. The detailed comments completed by staff for each assessment component and provided to families via Daymap means that continuous assessment has become a more effective way of understanding the ongoing progress of students. The role out of the implementation of Daymap means that we are now ready to complete the next phase, which will include the conclusion end-of-semester subject comments on Reports for Middle and Senior School students. No longer including final subject comments in the end-of-semester reporting cycle will allow the Reporting process to be streamlined and ensure that there is more flexibility in the classroom to best support student outcomes. Students and families will continue to be provided with extensive, ongoing, and up to date feedback on formative and all summative work throughout the semester, which we believe to be a more effective indicator of student success and development.
Pastoral Care comments will remain an integral component of the End of Semester Reports as an ongoing reflection of the individual progress of all students. The effective use of Daymap for continuous assessment and high levels of feedback given across formative and summative learning, has made the end of semester subject comments redundant as an effective measure of success for our students.
Junior School reports will remain the same until the start of 2023, when they will also adopt the changes to their end of semester reports. As the current Year 12 cohort are a significant way through the completion of their final year at Unity, the decision has been made to continue their current reporting processes throughout the remainder of the year, and they will still receive subject-based comments, as well as an overall Pastoral Care comment in their final report at the end of Term 3. From 2023 onwards, Year 12 cohorts will no longer receive separate subject comments, in line with the rest of the College. They will continue to receive a detailed Student Academic Record (SAR) at the completion of their final year.
If you have any questions about the ongoing use of Daymap, please contact our IT department for assistance.