St Columba Anglican School employs a progressive or continual reporting system from Kindergarten to Year 12. This involves releasing grades and feedback throughout the year as assessment tasks have taken place. This process allows for regular communication between the parent, teacher and student and provides meaningful information about individual achievement and learning growth.
The main purpose of feedback is to “reduce the gap between current understandings, performance and a goal”. It is often seen as 'too late' at the end of the semester for a parent to be formally notified of how their child has been performing. Progressive reporting introduces feedback in a timely manner where parents are informed of their child’s achievements and progress throughout the school year.
In addition, the added capacity to upload annotated copies of the student’s work, include a copy of the assessment rubric and type limitless feedback comments to the student (visible also to parents) make progressive reporting a much more valuable system for students, parents and schools.
Students will still receive a formal Semester 1 and Semester 2 report.
Parents will need to access SEQTA Engage to view Semester and Progressive Reports.
Primary School Reporting
For students in Kindergarten to Year 6, we release both Semester Reports and Progressive Reports.
Progressive reporting is a way for teachers to show parents and caregivers a sample of each student’s work in number, writing and reading, along with a goal for future improvement. This is designed to show progress, not attainment. Students are encouraged to reflect on their goals and work toward attaining them in the future.
Progressive Reports are released in:
Term 1: Weeks 5 and 10
Term 2: Week 5
Term 3: Weeks 5 and 10
Term 4: Week 5
Semester Reports are released at the conclusion of each semester and contain outcomes, areas of strength and target areas for improvement. Each subject has a Subject Outline, which describes what students have been learning in class. In Mathematics and English, three Areas of Strength and Target Areas have been included for each student to help guide future learning.
Outcomes have been marked according to a five-point common grade scale consisting of outstanding, high, grade level achieved, developing and below grade level. The first page of each report includes an explanation of these terms. Please note that within subjects, different strands may have been weighted differently. Therefore, this may affect the overall achievement grade.