Information about school reports in Tasmanian Government Schools
- It is important to be involved in your child’s education and to know how your child is progressing with their learning.
- School reports and meetings with your child’s teacher give you the chance to see how your child is doing at school.
School Reports in Tasmanian Government Schools
Changes in 2022
From 2022, Tasmanian Government Schools will begin to implement changes to the way schools communicate learning progress with families.
Information about the changes will be shared with families during the year.
What to expect
- You will be updated on your child’s learning progress through a range of communications across the year. This will include school reports at mid-year and end of year. You will also have the opportunity for parent-teacher conversations.
- Parent-teacher conversations are an opportunity for you to talk about your child’s learning progress with their teacher. You can also discuss what things they can do to keep improving.
- You can talk to your child’s teacher at any stage if you have any concerns about their learning progress.
- From 2022, the Department is introducing a new 9-point visual scale for Prep to Year 10 students. This goes with a worded description to help you understand how your child is going against the expected standard for their year level.
- The 9-point scale will show more specifically where your child is at with their learning. This change won’t apply to students in Years 11 and 12.
- Families will be supported to understand the new report format.
- School reports show how well your child is achieving in the Australian Curriculum for their year group.
- School reports are based on a wide range of evidence the teacher collects across the year.
- Where both parents require a copy of the child’s school report, please contact your principal.
- If your child is in Prep information will be shared through a conversation at mid-year, with a report using worded descriptors provided at the end of the year..
- If your child is in Years 1 –10 you will see both the 9-point scale and the worded descriptor.
- If your child is in Years 11–12 reports are issued to students twice a year.
- Reports for Years 11–12 cover progress in subjects against Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification course criteria.
- Reports for Years 11–12 are also issued where students are undertaking a Vocational Education and Training programme and these reports indicate how students are meeting units of competence.
- For further information view School Reports FAQs
Where can I get more information?
- Contact your local school with any questions about school reports.
- For information about why changes have been made visit Review into Reporting to Families – The Department of Education Tasmania