Schools are reminded that with the major written report on student progress undertaken at mid-year, the end of year report is merely a summary of the year’s achievements and an opportunity for parents to come and discuss this where they see it as necessary.

The AEU Fact Sheets on Reporting (Primary and Secondary) have the following statement from the still-current Ministerial Taskforce on Reporting to Parents Recommendations, which has model reports for both primary and secondary:

3. End of Year Report

A summary of the year’s results to be issued at least 10 days before the end of the school year. This timing gives parents the chance to talk to teachers before the end of the school year.

The end of year model primary report is one page in total and the secondary one is just over a page (as it contains more subject areas) but totals less than 200 words of comment. All that is required is an A-E assessment for each of the areas of the Australian Curriculum currently being taught, a brief one-line comment for those areas being taught under the old Tasmanian Curriculum and a brief general comment by the class teacher.

The Ministerial Taskforce Recommendations are available here:

The AEU Fact Sheets on Reporting to Parents are available here: