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Assessment and school reports

Students receive information about their educational progress and achievement through a combination of:

  • regular school reports
  • National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests. 

School reports

Written school reports must: 

  • be issued by the school at least twice a year to inform parents about their child's progress
  • be easy to understand
  • include achievement levels for all learning areas
  • provide a professional assessment of the child's progress and achievements. 

If you haven't received a report in the last 6 months, or if you have any questions, contact your school. 

For more information, see written reports for primary and secondary students (PDF 143KB).

This information is available in 14 different languages:

Understanding school reports

Ratings are used by government schools to show how each child is progressing. They are: 

  • A is demonstrating excellent achievement of what is expected at this year level
  • B is demonstrating good achievement of what is expected at this year level.
  • C is demonstrating satisfactory achievement of what is expected at this year level.
  • D is demonstrating partial achievement of what is expected at this year level.
  • E is demonstrating minimal achievement of what is expected at this year level.

For more information, see written reports for primary and secondary students (PDF 143KB).

Comparing student performance

To find out how your child's progress at school compares with other students at the same level, ask your child's teacher. 

NAPLAN

In addition to school reports, the National Assessment Program provides a report for each child who takes part in the literacy and numeracy (NAPLAN) testing years 3, 5, 7 and 9. 

For more information, see NAPLAN

Contact

Learning Improvement division

Phone: 8463 5829

Emaildecd.newmedia [at] sa.gov.au