Student learning and the subsequent reporting of student progress involves a strong partnership between the school and families. As set by the federal government St. Agatha's school provides reporting of student progress in a variety of ways.
Frequently Asked Questions about Reporting
What is the 'five point' scale that will be used?
A five point scale is used to indicate how well a student is achieving in relation to the Australian National Curriculum. 'Achieving at the expected level' indicates that the student's achievement is firmly established for the year level and should be celebrated.
Learning achievement that goes beyond what is expected or typical is described as either 'Achieving above the expected level' or 'Achieving well above the expected level'. Learning achievement that does not meet the expected level is described as either 'Achieving below the expected level' or 'Achieving well below the expected level'.
It is important to remember that the Achievement data provides only one piece of information for parents. It is also important that parents receive an indication of their child's progress since the last reporting period along with the child's strengths and areas for development.
How do I know that the “expected level" is the same from one class and school to another?
Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Brisbane use the Australian National Curriculum which outlines what students should know and be able to do at particular points in time across the years of schooling. There are also student data tools to assist teachers in making judgements.
Teachers of Brisbane Catholic Education schools participate in Consistency of Teacher Judgment processes where they meet with colleagues from within their school and from other Catholic schools to compare assessment tasks, discuss student work. These meetings inform their decisions on “expected" standards and promote consistency of teachers' judgments about students' achievement.
Even though schools will use a range of reporting formats, presentations and terms, the descriptions of a child's achievement in relation to Australian National Curriculum's “expected level" will be the same measure across all schools.