From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
Schools are required to report on the achievement of all students including those with disabilities ‘without exception’.
Schools have the flexibility to determine the most appropriate way to report student achievement and progress to parents. When reporting the achievement and progress for students with a Personalised Learning and Support Plan, schools can:
- use the full student report format they have customised or components of it
- choose a different way of reporting progress that is better suited to the individual student’s needs.
For students with Personalised Learning and Support Planning, learning progress will be reported against curriculum area achievement standards and/or against documented learning expectations as identified in their plan. Teacher judgements will be based on evidence collected through the reporting period. Schools can report on a student’s progress anywhere on the continuum between Level A to Beyond Level 10.
Student reports should describe progress in curriculum areas that have been adjusted (adapted and/or modified) and comments, scores and ratings should reflect the assessment criteria and goals indicated on their plan. Comments should include a clear outline of the action that will be taken to support improved learning outcomes.
For reporting advice relating to students with disabilities and additional learning needs with Personalised Learning and Support Planning, see: Students with Disabilities Guidelines.
Advice and support is available from the DET website, see: Abilities Based Learning and Education Support (ABLES). The ABLES website can also be accessed via the Insight Asssessment Platform.
For resources to illustrate approaches schools might take to report progress and achievement for students with Personalised Learning and Support Planning, see: Resources for Student Reporting.