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Requirements under Australian Government Regulations.
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Do you need to comply?
Yes – under the provisions of the Australian Education Act 2013 (Cth.).
Conditions of compliance
Australian Government Regulations require that schools provide to parents student reports that comply with a number of criteria, as described below.
If you have to comply, what do you have to do?
Be given at least twice per year to the person responsible for each child
Be easy to understand
Include an accurate and objective assessment of the student’s progress and achievement Be confidential
Report the student’s progress and achievement against any national standards (such as those of the Australian Curriculum)
Report the student’s progress and achievement relative to the performance of the student’s peer group (comparative reporting)*
Be followed by an opportunity for the child and the parents to meet with the child’s teachers to discuss all aspects of the report
Use a A, B, C, D, E (or an equivalent scale) for all subjects studied, where each point is clearly defined against specific standards
Note – Individual parents may elect not to receive this type of reporting for their child via a written request to the school. Authorities must retain a copy of all such written requests on file. The intention of comparative performance reporting is to provide parents with an indication of the achievement of their child relative to other students in the cohort. There is no requirement to provide the comparison in a particular way.
Independent schools receive funding from the Australian Government under the Australian Education Act 2013 (Cth.) subject to the conditions which are set out in the Act. To receive funding, the school must accept the accountabilities set out by the Department of Education to be implemented from 2014.
The student reporting requirements is a condition under the Act.