Aussie Educator

Reporting Resources

Due to current circumstances, this page has been updated but will no longer be added to or maintained until further notice.

Reporting is not just tied to assessment. It can be used for social and developmental concerns, or simply reporting what is happening within the school. It can be done in writing, face-to-face, online, through conferences, … . It may be system, school, teacher or parent initiated. It can be general or very specific.

Below is a collection of resources for reporting from different reporting styles to comment banks, parent/teacher conferences to electronic formats linked to assessment, newsletters, more. Unless otherwise stated they are free.

Remember many sites are not Australian. Check carefully to be sure they conform to Australian requirements before use, e.g. spelling, terminology, guidelines, … .

General Sites

  • New ! Reporting on student achievement
    WA. Policy document which includes Components of written reports, Achievement in learning areas, reporting for different levels, Mid-year reporting, Modified reporting and Recognition of an alternative method of reporting student achievement. Australia.
  • Reporting student achievement and progress in Prep to Year 10
    ‘A component of the Queensland implementation strategy for supporting the transition to the Australian Curriculum’. Australia.
  • Updated ! Student Reporting
    Department of Education, Victoria. Includes requirements, learning goals, tips for writing report cards, sample student reports, more. Australia.
  • New ! Understanding Student Reports – Prep to Year 10
    Queensland. Information sheet from the Parents Network of the Queensland Independent Schools. Australia.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Includes, conferences, student-led conferences, more.

Australian

Other

Report Card Comments

While there are a range of comments provided, teachers are reminded these should only be used as guides and other factors should be taken into consideration - the child, the setting, the subject, special factors, systemic restraints, etc..

In addition, we repeat what was always a mantra while we were actively engaged in education - don’t use meaningless comments, e.g. “Child X was a pleasure to teach this semester’. What does this mean ? They were excellent in their studies, they were really quiet and didn’t annoy me, they always smiled and did what they were told, … ”.

Comments should always be specific, directed at the topic involved, reflect the child’s achievement or lack thereof and be meaningful for all parties involved - teachers, parents, students.

Wherever possible it should be positive, with recommendations or suggestions for the future. It should always have evidence to back up any assertion which is being made and be capable of being effectively addressed in any interview situation.

Finally, remember, most of the comment banks listed are not Australian and therefore have an added cultural difference.

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Student-led Conferences

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