Assessment and Reporting for English as an Additional Language

Purpose of this policy

To ensure that schools are aware of their responsibilities for assessing and reporting the progress of students learning English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Policy

The English language learning progress of EAL students should be assessed and reported against the EAL standards rather than the English standards.

Assessing and reporting EAL student progress

The English language proficiency of EAL students should be assessed against the EAL standards found in the Companion to the AusVELS until their proficiency allows them to be assessed against the English curriculum.

EAL students should be assessed against the EAL standards for all three modes.

Schools are required to report teacher judgements to the Department for students' achievement against the Victorian Curriculum F-10 achievement standards. For EAL students whose English proficiency is not yet described by the English standards, teacher judgments for achievement should be reported against the EAL standards.

For information about assessing and reporting the progress of EAL students, see : Assessment and reporting for EAL students

Department resources

  • For advice and tools for teachers to assess the progress of all learners and support more targeted teaching practices, see: Assessment
  • For information to assist with reporting on student achievement and progress, see: Student Reporting