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Schools undertake a range of student assessment and reporting activities to inform and support student learning.
Assessment is the ongoing process of gathering, analysing and interpreting, using and reflecting on data to make informed and consistent judgements about learners’ progress and achievement to improve learning.
For more information see: Department resources below.
Reporting communicates comprehensive information about student learning and achievement in different forms to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes. Comprehensive reporting covers three major areas:
- Student reporting: schools report to parents/carers using student reports, strengthening family partnerships by engaging teachers and families in regular and meaningful communication about students’ learning needs
- School reporting: schools report to the local community via their annual report, providing a concise summary of the school’s achievements and progress
- System reporting: the Department reports systemic improvement to the broader educational community through state-wide and national reports, providing statistical and related information about Victorian educational outcomes.
Additionally, schools enrolling international students are required to monitor their academic progress, accommodation and welfare issues and implement a documented intervention strategy where academic progress is at risk of failing to meet minimum Student Visa requirements (satisfactory completion of 50% or more of the units attempted in a study period).
For information about the types of student assessment reports that are either produced or used by schools see:
Reporting Student Progress and Achievement