Student Reporting

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

Student reports are designed to provide students, teachers and parents with a clear and concise picture of a student's levels of attainment against the achievement standards, progress along the learning continuum and achievement of individual learning goals and targets at a point in time.

This section provides information to assist schools to: 

  • develop student reports to suit schools' and individual student's needs  
  • help teachers write student reports that are accurate and comprehensive
  • support Report Coordinators in their duties.

Overview of reporting requirements

All Victorian government schools are required to report on student achievement against the Victorian Curriculum F-10 achievement standards for every student at least twice a year. Schools have the flexibility to determine the timing, frequency and format of reports in partnership with students, parents and the local community. A single common report format is no longer mandated.

Student reports will be issued to parents/carers using a five point scale or equivalent to show student progress and achievement at the time of reporting. The five point scale will enable schools to provide a greater level of detail to parents about how well the student has performed against the achievement standards.

Guidelines for reporting against the Victorian Curriculum F-10 achievement standards

The Victorian Curriculum F-10 achievement standards are provided in 11 levels for English and Mathematics and in five or six bands for all the other learning areas and capabilities. Achievement standards are provided in four levels in the Towards Foundation Level Victorian Curriculum (Levels A to D) for students with additional learning needs or a disability.

Learning Areas 

English and Mathematics and Science

Schools report student achievement against the achievement standards indicating the level of attainment reached by each student and the age-related expected level of achievement for every student in every year. Exceptions to this are in specific instances of individual students where it has been determined by schools in partnership with parents to be unnecessary.

For English and Mathematics schools report student achievement, twice a year, in English against the modes and in Mathematics against the strands.

For Science schools report student achievement, at least once a year, commencing in Year 3 or earlier if this is part of the teaching and learning program.

Health and Physical Education

Schools report student achievement, twice a year, against the achievement standards in Physical Education. Health is reported on whenever it is taught within the two year band of schooling, in accordance with the whole-school teaching and learning plan.

Year Levels

Years Foundation to 2

Schools report student achievement against the achievement standards in five focus areas: English, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, The Arts and Personal and Social Capability. These areas all have a standard at Foundation.

The focus at the Foundation stage (F-2) is on these five curriculum areas. However, if schools choose to teach other curriculum areas then these should be reported against also.

In the early years of schooling, schools may choose to structure teaching and learning programs around the five outcomes of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).

Illustrative maps provide examples to support a continuity of learning between the revised VEYLDF Learning and Development Outcomes and the first three levels of the Victorian Curriculum F-10.

Years 3 to 10

Schools report student achievement against the achievement standards in all learning areas and capabilities with a focus on English, Mathematics and Science in Years 3 to 8. Curriculum areas, other than English, Mathematics, Science and Health and Physical Education which are reported every year, are reported during each two year band of schooling in accordance with the whole-school teaching and learning plan.

See the following web pages for curriculum information.

  • Victorian Curriculum F-10 – the curriculum for Victorian schools. It incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian standards and priorities.
  • Curriculum planning and assessment – information and resources to support the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 including whole-school curriculum planning, assessment and reporting.
  • Navigating the curriculum – information about navigating the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and tour of the website.

Related support pages

  • Requirements for Software Developers – vendor software specifications, functional requirements and other relevant information for software developers so that they can meet the minimum mandatory requirements for producing student reports for government schools.
  • Resources for Student Reporting – resources are under development and are being updated to support schools to develop high quality processes and practices for assessing and reporting student learning achievement against the Victorian Curriculum F-10. Resources will be progressively published during 2017.

Queries or feedback on student reports

For further information about the student reporting or to provide feedback, email: student.reports@edumail.vic.gov.au