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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 issues 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. 

Understanding school reports

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

  • A - excellent achievement of what is expected
  • B - good achievement
  • C - satisfactory achievement
  • D - partial achievement
  • E - minimal achievement

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. 


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


Learning Improvement Division

Phone: 8226 4297
Emaildecd.newmedia [at] sa.gov.au