As a parent/carer/guardian you will receive two written reports each year. These reports will help you understand how your child is progressing and how schools support your child’s development. Mid-year reports are intended to communicate with families about how students are progressing in their learning and identify areas for further development this year.
Teachers plan, teach, assess and report students’ learning using the Australian Curriculum. Written reports:
- report on each of the 8 learning areas in the Australian Curriculum
- are based on a 5-point achievement scale
- use plain language
- identify areas of strength and areas that need more development.
Years 1 to 7 student reports are based on an A to E achievement scale, supported by a description of what this means in relation to their progress against the achievement standard. Reports for Reception students use descriptive wording about students’ progress over the year referenced to the Reception level achievement standard.
Teachers use a range of different assessment strategies and tools to gather evidence of student achievement. Based on the evidence, teachers make an on-balance judgment to decide which grade best matches what students are able to know, understand and do in relation to the achievement standard.
The grades describe a range of achievement from minimal to excellent. The following table describes each grade in words.
The report also provides information about:
- a student’s strengths and areas for development
- information about their social development
- strategies to assist their progress
- involvement in school programs and activities
The progress and achievement of some students will be reported against an achievement standard that best matches their current level of achievement, as documented in their recently updated One Plan.
The general comment focusses more on the General Capabilities which encompass knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions towards learning.
- An ‘A’ grade indicates that the student has shown a thorough knowledge and understanding of a topic and can apply that information in unfamiliar situations.
- Typically a ‘C’ grade means a student is achieving what is expected of them at that point in their learning. This is a considerable achievement because of the high expectations built in to the achievement standards.
- An ‘E’ grade means the student is just beginning to work towards the achievement standard.
If you are interested to know more, please find parent information sheets here:
Australian Curriculum Parent information Guides – these information sheets give an overview of what your child will typically learn in each of the eight learning areas.
Midyear reports will go home on Friday 2 July (week 10).
When receiving your child’s report, please take time to acknowledge their achievements and efforts as well as how they are progressing socially and with their learning dispositions (eg attitude, effort, work habits, etc).
If needed, please touch base with your child’s teacher if you need clarification, have any concerns or are seeking advice on how to support your child at home.