Reporting

Reporting about student achievement and progress to students and parents is a critical responsibility of schools and teachers. In addition, reports may be provided (in line with privacy guidelines) to other schools, employers and training organisations. Rooty Hill High School uses the mandatory A – E grades required by the government for all schools in NSW. In addition, exam marks and positions in courses are shown for students undertaking studies towards the HSC.

Reporting takes a variety of formal and informal forms including:

• Formal academic reports issued

       - at the end of Terms 2 and 4 for Years 7-10,

       - at the beginning of Term 4 for Year 11 and

       - at the end of Terms 1 and 3 for Year 12.

• A one page academic summary for Year 7 &11 issued at the end of Term 1.

• Parent/Student – Teacher interviews held in Terms 1 and 3.

• Portfolios issued at the end of each year, containing records of student participation in the life of the school as well as a summary of their merit and significant achievement awards.

• Results provided to the Board of Studies for Year 10, 11 and 12 tests and to ACARA for NAPLAN in Years 7 and 9.

• Assemblies, letters of commendation, merit awards and other forms of recognition (see below).

• Contact with parents by letter or telephone.

• Class Meetings.

• Personalised learning interviews and discussion of GPSa (Grade Point Averages).

 

In the formal academic reports issued at this school student achievement will be reported against selected outcomes, (both subject and competency) in academic studies, against the school's values and against the school's and DEC standards for behaviour and other non-cognitive domains. Teachers will ensure that reporting informs parents, and assists students to improve their performance. Teachers will ensure that reporting, including the writing of report comments, is handled in an ethical, fair and professional manner.

Reports for Years 7 – 11 will indicate a grade (A – E) for each course. The number of students in each grade for each course will be retained by the faculty and will be produced for parents wishing to know grade details.

End of semester reports will show student grades against the whole cohort enrolled in a particular course (eg Year 7 English) and each course will be required to undertake cohort assessment at least once per semester to moderate marks and grades in each class.