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Semester 1 Report Cards

14/06/2016

The students at Bounty Boulevard State School have enjoyed an action packed Semester 1 of Learning, Love and Laughter. Students have been dedicated to demonstrate their learning through a variety of experiences and assessments.  The Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Framework outlines the requirements for each Queensland State School to deliver the curriculum for Preparatory to Year Six. In implementing the P-12 Curriculum schools are required to assess, monitor and capture student achievement.

Each semester the school provides a summative report card for all students to their parents / carers. The Semester One report will be generated on Tuesday 14th June 2016. It is anticipated that these report cards will be in the inbox of parents on the Tuesday or Wednesday 15th June. Like last year, once we generate from our end, it is out of our control to determine the exact time when these will arrive in the inbox of parents and carers.

If report cards are not received by Thursday 16th of June, please email reportrequest@bountyboulevardss.eq.edu.au . All Government schools in Queensland use the OneSchool system to generate report cards. Therefore, for your inbox to receive your child’s report, please ensure the following OneSchool email address is added to your safe sender list: OneSchool.application@dete.qld.gov.au . Ensuring that your inbox is not over quota or unattended, will also support that you receive your child’s summative report for Semester Two.

Understanding Your Child’s Report Card

The current Australian curriculum has been reviewed and adjusted recently, based on feedback from teachers. It is worth noting that report card results in English, Mathematics, Science, Geography and History this semester are based on the content descriptors and year level Achievement Standards from the Australian Curriculum. For further information on the Australian Curriculum standards, visit the online curriculum at http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/

Over recent years, parents, students and teachers across Queensland have become more familiar with a 5-point scale (e.g. A-E) process for reporting in all schools. In our Junior School, this 5-point scale is Very High, High, Sound, Developing, Support Required and in Prep it is Applying, Making Connections, Working With, Exploring and Becoming Aware. The system schools are using refers to attainment standards called “benchmarks of achievement” or “criteria.”

So what makes an 'A', 'B', 'C' etc is predetermined by a scale of achievement. Any student who shows evidence of meeting a particular level, deserves that benchmark grade.

What a ‘C’ (Sound, Working With) grading means:

·       that the student has met the criteria for a learner to be at the appropriate age level.

·       that the student is achieving the standard at their year level. The best description is to say that a 'C' means that the student’s academic development is exactly where it needs to be for their age cohort.

·       attaining a 'C' for Achievement means your child is ON TARGET for your age level.

To achieve a 'B' grading students must demonstrate a higher level of achievement. To achieve an 'A' grading the student must demonstrate that they are superior in their learning. Only a small number of students achieve an ‘A’ standard. An 'A' grading is not awarded automatically to the top students in the class, but more so to the students who have achieve a high level of knowledge and understanding against a guide to making judgement.