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– Be Connected. –

A message from the Dean of Teaching and Learning 1 March

Years 7 – 12 Progressive Reporting

Over the last few years, the Middle and Senior Years have moved away from semesterly reports as the primary vehicle for providing information about a student’s progress because such reporting – often months too late – does not align with students’ best academic interests.

What matters is regular, timely and meaningful feedback that immediately identifies what a student is doing well, the areas for improvement and offers ideas and suggestions about how to improve – suggestions that a student can action straight away. This type of feedback shifts the focus of assessing for reporting to assessing for feedback, thereby encouraging in students a growth, rather than a fixed, mindset.

Progressive reporting allows students to regularly reflect on their progress, set learning goals, and make improvements during the year. Students have a clear picture of where they are and what they need to do to move to the next level. It also facilitates meaningful discussions between students, parents and teachers about the student’s learning and how they can be further supported or challenged.

Once marking and cross marking has occurred, students and parents will be able to view progressive reports in our learning management system, SEQTA. To access the progressive reports select the Assessment tab in the SEQTA Engage menu on the left of the Portal. Select the subject you wish to see, then click on each assessment item to see the results and teacher feedback.

End of Semester / End of Unit Reporting

As per the National Education Agreement, The Glennie School provides formal reports summarising student achievement against state and national learning standards, as well as comparative reports which identify students’ achievement relative to the performance of their peers.

As we continue the implementation of the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), please be aware of the following reporting periods for 2019.

Term 1: Year 11 students will receive an End of Unit 1 Report

Term 2: Years 7 – 10 and Year 12 students will receive an End of Semester 1 Report

Term 3: Year 10 students will receive an End of Course Report and Year 11 students an End of Unit 2 Report

Term 4: Years 7 – 9 will receive an End of Semester 2 Report

Please note that Year 12 students will not receive an End of Semester 2 report. Rather, they will receive:

  • a statement of their achievements and participation in the life of the School
  • a Student Education Profile from the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA), which contains the Senior Statement (subject results, vocational education results and QCS Test result)
  • a Tertiary Entrance Statement and Queensland Certificate of Education (where applicable)

End of Unit Reporting

Under the new QCE, the QCAA is responsible for assigning final reporting standards (A – E) and, for eligible students, the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) is responsible for determining the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  How schools choose to advise students and parents about the achievements of students in the new QCE is a school-based decision:

“Schools will continue the current practice of determining their own procedures for reporting levels of achievement to students, parents and carers.” QCAA – Feedback and Reporting Information Sheet

Unsurprisingly, schools will have very different approaches to reporting in the new QCE, and without doubt, there will be great variation between education sectors. Glennie will apply the QCAA recommendation of using assessment decisions to frame the School’s approach to feedback and reporting. To that end, parents of students in Years 10 and 11 will notice a slight difference in reporting information, which will involve the use of percentages and achievement bands. An explanation of the reporting framework will, of course, accompany every student’s report.

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Dean of Teaching and Learning