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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?

From 2008, schools incorporated the Australian government legislative requirements into existing local reporting formats. The format of this reporting is decided at the local level however schools are required to report at least twice per year to parents using guidelines developed for reporting of statewide standards and common achievement levels A, B, C, D, and E. the guidelines are available at www.decs.sa.gov.au/assessment/pages/Guidelines

Schools report a range of data, including learner achievement data, to their communities through their Annual Reports. Schools are assisted in this process through the Office of Review. DECS schools have the option of using a centrally managed SACSA Achievement System for reporting students achievement against the SACSA outcomes.

In the Senior Years Schools report on student achievement at Stage 1 (Year 11) against performance standards defined by the SACE Board of South Australia using A, B, C, D and E grades. At Stage 2 (Year 12) A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D- and E+, E, E- grades are used. The guidelines for reporting are available at www.sace.sa.edu.au/c/document_library/get_file?p_l_id=52260&folderId=77774&name=DLFE-6302.pdf

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

  • South Australia reports students achievement using the  National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy .
  • Student achievement data is used in the department’s annual report to Parliament.
  • In the Senior Years student achievement is reported by the SACE Board of South Australia through their annual report.

What information is currently reported externally?

NAPLAN results are reported externally.

VET achievement particularly for Certificate 1 and 2 qualifications may be reported.

The SACE Board of South Australia Annual Report contains comprehensive data relating to SACE completion by students, as well as information on student achievement – the recipients of awards, prizes and merit certificates.

How is the information reported?

This is reported in aggregated form and is disaggregated gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English status, parental occupation, parental education, and geolocation (metropolitan, provincial, remote and very remote) at each year level and for each domain of the test.

What agency is responsible for external reporting?

The responsibility for reporting student achievement data is the responsibility of the Department of Education and Children’s Services (DECS).

At the Senior Years the SACE Board of South Australia is responsible for reporting on student achievement.

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