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), makes progressive reporting a much more valuable system for students, parents and schools.
Students will still receive a formal Semester 1 and Semester 2 report.