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Dec 3, 2018

Reporting (Years One-Six)

Students from Years One to Six will be designated a letter from A – E to indicate their progress. It is important to remember that the grade will reflect the level of achievement that is expected for that year level for that point in time. The A – E grade scale summarises the standard of achievement associated with each learning area. The table below provides an explanation of the achievement descriptor for each letter grade.

Letter Grade Achievement Descriptor
A

Excellent

The student demonstrates excellent achievement of what is expected for this year level.
B

High

The student demonstrates high achievement of what is expected for this year level.
C

Satisfactory

The student demonstrates satisfactory achievement of what is expected for this year level.
D

Limited

The student demonstrates limited achievement of what is expected for this year level.
E

Very Low

The student demonstrates very low achievement of what is expected for this year level

It is important to note that the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) reporting policy indicates that the allocation of a grade for an individual student should describe the level of achievement that is expected for their year level at that point in time. Students do not need to be working ‘above their year level’ to achieve an ‘A’ grade. All schools in WA are bound by this SCSA policy.

Reporting (Pre-Primary)

Students in Pre-Primary receive a description of their achievement. The table below provides an explanation of the achievement descriptions.

Pre-Primary Achievement Descriptors
The student demonstrates exceptional achievement given the expectations for this year level.
The student has exceeded the achievement expected for this year level.
The student demonstrates the expected achievement for this year level.
The student is working towards the achievement expected for this year level.
The student has not yet demonstrated the expected achievement for this year level.

Maintaining a level in a learning area from one semester to the next is an indication of positive achievement and expected development.

If your child receives an “expected”, they are achieving at the required level for their year. The descriptors summarise the standard of achievement in each of the reported learning areas. The scale describes the depth of knowledge, understandings and skills that children working at that standard typically show.

Semester Two reports will be emailed to parents on Monday 10th December.

Thanks and Farewell

I would like to thank you for welcoming me into the Francis Jordan Catholic School community this year. My time here has been brief, but enjoyable. I have enjoyed getting to know the staff, students and parents that make up our wonderful community. It has been particularly rewarding working with our students, getting to know them and watching them strive to be the best they can be. While I look forward to my next chapter as Assistant Principal at St Brigid’s School Middle Swan, I take many positive memories with me. I wish all Francis Jordan families a happy and Holy Christmas season.

Luke Shaw
Assistant Principal (Curriculum)

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