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Reporting at the End of the Compulsory Years

Reporting at the End of the Compulsory Years

What is the purpose of internal (ie by schools) reporting in the compulsory years in your state/territory?
What is the purpose of external (ie by systems/Board/Council) if any reporting in the compulsory years in your state/territory?
What information is currently reported externally?
How is the information reported?
What agency is responsible for external reporting?

What is the purpose of internal (i.e. by schools) reporting in the compulsory years in your state/territory?

The purpose of internal reporting is to improve school and student outcomes in literacy and numeracy by working in partnership with teachers, parents and carers.

What is the purpose of external (i.e. by systems/Board/Council) reporting in the compulsory years in your state/territory? (if any)

The purpose of external reporting is to:

provide parents with confidential information about their child/ren's progress in literacy and numeracy, as compared to their ACT cohort, and against the National Profile Levels and the national benchmarks.

provide information to improve the flow of communication between parents, the school and the system and to focus attention on improving literacy and numeracy outcomes.

What information is currently reported externally?

Parents and carers receive an individual report if their child/ren have sat the year 3,5,7,& 9 assessment and a general report on the ACT outcomes in literacy and numeracy following each year's assessment.

How is the information reported?

Information has been in report form for 1997,98,& 99. The ACT Assessment Program will be done in schools next term.

What agency is responsible for external reporting?

Currently ACER in discussion with ACTDECS, set the papers in all literacy and numeracy strands, mark student booklets and provide the results. They have been doing this since 1997.

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