The use of Australian Curriculum achievement
standards as a common reference point for reporting to parents should
contribute to national consistency in reporting. To support consistency of
teacher judgement, teachers engage in moderation discussions with colleagues over the year in order to confirm their
judgements about students’ achievements against the achievement standard.
The purpose of twice yearly reporting is to provide
parents/caregivers and students with a summary overview of achievement and
progress for the current reporting period. This report summarises evidence of
student learning about how the student is achieving, provides feedback about
the quality of this achievement and provides direction about where to next.
involves a professional judgement made on a body of evidence about a student’s
progress and achievement against the curriculum. These judgements are made
against the achievement standards of the Australian Curriculum when reporting
on those learning areas that have been published.
report uses a Commonwealth Government mandated A-E reporting framework. Student
achievement at St Anthony’s School is described using this 5 point scale:
Reporting Student Progress Throughout the Year
is a process, not simply a report card. No single method, such as a twice
yearly written report, can be left to carry the whole burden of reporting
student progress each year. At St Anthony's School, we believe the most
effective reporting occurs when various approaches are used throughout the
year. Parents are also encouraged to
contact their child’s teacher at any time throughout the year to discuss their
child’s learning at a time convenient to teachers and parents.
The following is an overview of the reporting process that is currently used at St Anthony's School.