current Australian Government legislative requirements related
specifically to reporting student progress and achievement, schools must
provide for each child from Years 1-10:
- an opportunity for the child and parents to meet with the child’s teacher at least twice a year
- a written report to parents at least twice yearly written in plain English.
These reports should include for each learning area or subject studied,
assessment against achievement standards, including any available
national standards, using a five point scale, A, B, C, D, E or an
equivalent five point scale, clearly defined against learning standards
(at a minimum), an offer of information on a child’s achievement
relative to the child’s peer group (cohort data).