School reports twice a year no longer relevant in the modern world

23/6/2017
Reports
Many preschools are already using technology to report children’s activities in real time.

For many parents and carers, the only time they ever find out how their child is progressing at school is when they receive the twice-a-year school report.

We are currently at that point in the school year when half-yearly reports are being prepared and sent home. These are often used as the basis for interviews when parents and teachers discuss what might be done to improve learning.

School reports have traditionally been the primary communication between school and home about a child’s academic progress.

The introduction of the A-E system across NSW was aimed at ensuring clarity and consistency in reporting student achievement. Research tells us that regular and constructive feedback from teachers has a big impact­ on student achievement.

So this begs the question: are school reports in their current form really valuable either to parents/carers or the student? Is two a year enough?


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Posted By Greg Whitby, NewsLocal at 4/10/2017 3:58:23 PM
 
   
  
 

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