Reporting is the communication of clear and comprehensive information regarding student progress and achievement.
Reporting should focus positively on student progress and indicate ways to improve performance and overcome difficulties. At all times there should be honest feedback with sensitive communication of strengths and weaknesses.
The reporting process is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. Reports are based on a range of assessment processes and evidence such as teacher observations, annotated student work samples, tests, portfolios, exhibitions and presentations.
These practices along with the formal Student Report enable regular monitoring of student learning and ongoing constructive feedback, with the explicit intention of improving student learning over time.
The formal Student Report is therefore not intended to be the only form of communication between the teacher, student and parents in relation to student learning and achievement. The formal Student Report is supported by a child’s Seesaw journal, twice yearly parent-teacher interviews, and other communication, both written and verbal in conjunction with school-based processes.
The following principles are addressed to ensure that students and parents receive clear and concise information about student achievement:
- the full range of areas of the curriculum undertaken at each phase of schooling
- the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, social and personal development associated with the teaching and learning in each area
- the content of the work undertaken together with a clear indication of how well the learning outcomes have been achieved
- requirements for the next stage of learning together with areas for improvement that may need to be done.