Department of Education Media Release
12 September 2012
School reports are designed to be a description of how well the student is achieving in the Australian Curriculum for the year group and is based on a wide range of evidence the teacher collects, Deputy Secretary Early Years and Schools, Liz Banks, said today.
“Schools have already communicated with parents to help them better understand the content of the reports that they will be receiving over the next few weeks,” Ms Banks said.
“The new Australian Curriculum sets challenging but achievable assessment standards as this is an important part in lifting student outcomes.”
Ms Banks said that the new assessment scale involves A-E letter ratings and descriptors.
“If your child is in Prep, Year 1 or Year 2 you will only see the descriptors on the report. If your child is in Year 3 to 10 you will see both the letter rating and the descriptor,” she said.
An example of one component of a school report:
For further information visit www.education.tas.gov.au/curriculum