Key features of the report cards
The Report Cards have:
Benefits of the report cards
Student progress over time
The report card charts your child’s progress from the previous year to the current year. You will be able to see how your child progresses at school over a twelve-month period and longer.
Written reports at least twice per year
You will receive regular information on the progress of your child, with written report cards distributed at least twice a year.
Improved partnerships between home and school
The report card includes a plan for your child’s future learning. If your child is having difficulties at school, or is performing well above expectations, the teacher will implement an educational program to assist and extend your child. Parents are an important part of this process. When you know what extra assistance your child needs, you can get involved and work in partnership with the school. Schools will also continue to offer parent-teacher interviews for you to discuss your child’s progress in more detail.
Student involvement in reporting
Your child will also play a role in reporting on their progress at school and this information will be included in the report. In primary school, students will include a written comment about their progress in class. In secondary schools and some primary schools, students will list personal learning goals for the year and review their achievement against these goals throughout the year.
About the A-E Scale
The A-E ratings and comments on your child’s report show what your child has achieved, not against the other students in your child’s class or year level, but against state-wide standards.
A Common Reporting Scale
The report card’s A to E rating will tell you how your child is progressing against the expected standard. For example, a ‘C’ rating means your child is at the expected standard and that his or her learning is on track. The reporting scale has the following consistent meanings across the state:
A - well above the expected standard at this time of year
B - above the standard expected at this time of year
C - at the standard expected at this time of year
D - below the standard expected at this time of year
E - well below the standard expected at this time of year.