Reporting Requirements 2021

Reporting Requirements: Years Prep to 10

Schools are required to report to parents/carers on the achievements of Prep to Year 10 students with reference to the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards. Schools will also:

  • provide opportunities for discussions between teachers and parents/carers and students as appropriate
  • disseminate to parents/carers national assessment reports as appropriate

Minimum Reporting Requirements for Reports to Parents/Carers for 2021

Schools must report A-E ratings or equivalent as agreed with the school community. This may include, for example, worded descriptors or a slider.

Year LevelRequired Learning Areas for A-E ratings or equivalent
PrepEnd of year for English, Mathematics and Science
1-6Twice yearly for English, Mathematics and Science and by the end of the Year for HASS
7-10Twice yearly for each learning area/subject taught

These A-E Ratings must also be entered into SARIS as per the timeline provided by EPR.

Reports may also include feedback and information on student growth, progress and personal and social capability as negotiated with the school community. This may be in the form of written comments, portfolios of student work (digital or other), checklists, rubrics, face to face conversations or electronic communications.

Where written comments are included, the following guidance is provided:

Year LevelWording guide per student
PrepUp to a total of 300 words personal and relevant to the student
1-6Up to a total of 300 words personal and relevant to the student
7-10Up to 40 words per learning area personal and relevant to the student

Timing of reporting

Mid-year: As close as possible to the end of Term 2

End of year: Between 4 and 10 days before the end of the school year.

Reporting Requirements: Senior Secondary Schools

For senior secondary students, there are four reporting phases.

Students should be aware of their internal assessments and level of achievement throughout the year.

A full written report should be at mid-year (Report 3), supported by a written progress statement earlier in the year (Report 2).

Reporting PhasesReport Timeframe 2021
Report 1 – Interim Report
A short report provided to inform parents about how their child is settling into each subject and class and to advise them of any early areas of concern.
Reporting Phase 1: 22 February – 19 March
Completed by the end of Week 7, Term 1 and issued to students and parents. There will be opportunity for discussions between teachers and parents/carers and students as appropriate between Weeks 7 and 9 of Term 1.
Two Written reports
Reports provide clear, detailed information about a student’s progress and any matters that need attention.

Report 2- First progress report
Issued during May is to provide feedback on the level of students’ progress at subject and criterion/unit level. For example, ‘Criterion 1: Very Good, Need Improvement’.

Report 3- Second progress report
Issued after the mid-year assessment period and may include examination information. Assessment is provided at subject and criterion/unit level and provides an indication of rating. For example, ‘Criterion 1: A- or B or C+, t, or Z’.

The timing of the report allows for students to address problems they may have.
Parents should participate in either a three-way (teacher-parent-student), or a two-way (parent-teacher) interview. The report may be sent home and a telephone interview arranged.
Reporting Phase 2: 5 April – 21 May
Completed by the end of Week 4, Term 2 and opportunity for discussions between teachers and parents/carers and students as appropriate between Weeks 5 and 6 of Term 2.

TasTAFE teachers complete reports also.

Reporting Phase 3: 28 June – 13 August
August Progress Report completed by end of Week 4, Term 3 and opportunity for discussions between teachers and parents/carers and students as appropriate between Week 5 and Week 6 of Term 3.
TasTAFE teachers complete reports also.
Report 4- Summative assessments
Only the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) courses are reported on in this round.

•Teachers enter final internal criteria ratings in SARIS by the key deadlines.
•DoE will transfer all SARIS results to TASC for processing.
•TASC sends final results to students and parents in the tascweek prior to Christmas.

The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges (TSC) Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and all other RTOs are responsible for forwarding VET results to TASC by early December.
Reporting Phase 4:
•Level 3 and 4 internal assessments for TASC courses due by Friday 5 November 2021.
•Level 1, 2 and preliminary internal
assessments for TASC courses due by Friday 19 November 2021

Final internal assessments for TASC courses are generally completed in SARIS between Week 3 and Week 5 of Term 4.

References & further information