Background


As a parent/carer/guardian you will receive two written reports each year. These reports will help you understand how your child is progressing and how schools support your child’s development.
Teachers plan, teach, assess and report students’ learning using the Australian Curriculum. The Australian Curriculum sets high standards for what all young Australians should be taught and what they should know and be able to do as they progress through school.
Each learning area has achievement standards. These standards describe in plain language what students should typically know, understand and be able to do, by the end of each year level. You are encouraged to read through the standards for each subject area and year level, and when students are expected to achieve them, on the Australian Curriculum website: www.australiancurriculum.edu.au. The website also includes helpful examples of student work at different levels of achievement.

What are the requirements for student reports?

Written reports are just one way that schools communicate with you about how your child is progressing at school. All schools in South Australia provide parents and carers with 2 written reports each year that:
• report on all subjects studied by their child
• are based on a 5-point achievement scale
• use plain language
• identify areas of strength and areas that need more development.

Years 1 to 10 student reports are based on an A to E achievement scale, supported by a description of what this means in relation to their progress against the achievement standard. Reports for Reception students use descriptive wording about students’ progress over the year referenced to the Reception level achievement standard.

How do teachers allocate grades?

Teachers use a range of different assessment strategies and tools to gather evidence of student achievement with reference to the achievement standards in the Australian Curriculum. Based on the evidence, teachers make an on-balance judgment to decide which grade best matches the standard the student has achieved. Teachers are not expected to allocate a set number of each grade within their class.
Assessment is a continuous process. For current information about your childs progress access our Daymap Parent Portal www.daymap.oceanview.sa.edu.au/DayMapConnect
To receive your personal log-in details email ictadmin.ovc417@schools.sa.edu.au

What other forms of reporting do schools provide?

Schools communicate with you about your child’s learning in a variety of ways including parent-teacher interviews. You can request interviews at other times by contacting the school to make a mutually convenient time to meet with your child's teacher.

What do A to E grades mean?

A to E grades or word equivalents are used by teachers to report students’ achievement against the Australian Curriculum achievement standards. The grades describe a range of achievement from minimal to excellent. The following table describes each grade in words.


Achievement Level

Achievement levels are measured from A+ - E. The ‘+’ grade indicates the student is achieving at the top of the grade level. The ‘-‘ indicates the student is just meeting the criteria for the grade level

A

Your child is demonstrating excellent achievement of what is expected at this year level

B

Your child is demonstrating very good achievement of what is expected at this year level

C

Your child is demonstrating satisfactory achievement of what is expected at this year level

D

Your child is demonstrating partial achievement of what is expected at this year level

E

Your child is demonstrating minimal achievement of what is expected at this year level

NA

No assessment given

Information for parents years 1 / 2(.pdf 1.44mb)

Information for parents years 3 / 4(.pdf 1.33mb)

Information for parents years 5 / 6(.pdf 1.35mb)

Information for parents years 7 / 8(.pdf 1.40mb)

Information for parents years 9 / 10(.pdf 1.44mb)

The Australian Curriculum an overview for parents(.pdf 1.15mb)