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Important Information for Parents

In 2007, the State Government introduced new student report cards with A, B, C, D and E ratings. The report cards show exactly how each student is performing against consistent state-wide standards. They will also set out a future learning plan and suggest ways students can be supported at home.

A major feature of the student report card is the use of a common reporting scale (A-E) which have the same meaning in all schools across the State.

The introduction of the A-E scale on the student report cards means that all government schools are using the same approach to reporting student progress. The A-E ratings have the same meaning from school to school, and they are used to report student progress against the same standards.

The A - E Ratings
The report card's A to E scale measure student progress against the expected state-wide standard. In every school: 
  • An 'A' rating means a student is well above the standard expected for their year level at the time of reporting.
  • A 'B' rating means that a student is above the standard expected for their year level at the time of reporting.
  • A 'C' rating means that a student is at the expected standard at the time of reporting and that their learning is on track.
  • A 'D' rating means a student is below the standard expected at the time of reporting, and 
  • an 'E' rating well below the standard expected.

The A to E grades have been designed to ensure that students are marked against the same standards regardless of which school they attend. With all schools using the one consistent set of standards to report against, clarity as well as consistency is improved across the state.

It is important to remember that if a student receives a 'C' on their student report card it indicates that they are achieving the state-wide standards that are expected of them for their age.

Variations in Chaffey's CML Reports
As a school that prides itself on 'personalising' each students learning, from time to time students may receive grades in CML subjects that reflect achievement directly against the VELS level of the course, rather than a year level. This is because outside of core Mathematics and English Chaffey has chosen to allow students to work in courses they are interested in and at an appropriate level.

The result is that a student may achieve the expectations of the course, but the expectations of the course may be at a level lower or higher than the student's year level. Strategies for checking that your student is "on-track" in regard to their progress include:
  1. raising any concerns directly with the classroom teacher by ringing the school and organising a parent teacher interview; or email them direct
  2. raise any questions at course counselling time
  3. check your students progress in English and mathematics as these subjects are still taught at year level, and are good indicators of general progress across all subjects.

Major Features of the Student Report Card 
  • Clear information about each student's strengths and weaknesses
  • An indication of student progress since the start of the school year
  • A plan for each student's future learning
  • Advice on how students can be supported at home
  • Student involvement in reporting