A school report is a summary statement (electronic or paper) that records the achievements of an individual or a group of students at a point in time. Teachers make a judgment based on their shared professional knowledge about how evidence in student work matches the achievement standards.
Students need regular, quality feedback on their achievement and progress to:
- know what they have achieved in relation to the achievement standards
- know specific areas in which they need to improve
- make choices about their future learning goals.
Parents/carers need regular reports to:
- help understand how well their children are performing in relation to the learning expectations of the Year level they have been taught
- help them make choices about their child’s future learning goals.
Teachers and schools need systematically collected and meaningful information about student achievement and progress to:
- plan future teaching and learning
- make decisions about continuous improvement of their curriculum.
Schools and teachers have a professional and legal obligation to provide these reports.