Assessment and school reports

Students receive information about their educational progress and achievement through a combination of:

  • regular school reports
  • National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests.

School reports

Written reports must:

  • be issued by the school at least twice a year to inform parents about their child's progress
  • be easy to understand
  • include achievement levels for all learning areas
  • provide a professional assessment of the child's progress and achievements.

If you haven't received a report in the last six months, or if you have any questions, contact your school.

Understanding school reports

Ratings are used by government schools to show how each child is progressing. They are:

A- excellent achievement of what is expected
B- good achievement
C- satisfactory achievement
D- partial achievement
E- minimal achievement.


In addition to school reports, the National Assessment Program provides a report for each child who takes part in the literacy and numeracy (NAPLAN) testing in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.

Comparing student performance

To find out how your child's progress at school compares with other students at the same level, ask your child's teacher.

To find out how the NAPLAN results for your school compares with similar schools in Australia - visit the My School website.

Related information

On this site

Education services for students who are unable to attend school due to illness or injury

Other websites

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)

Was this page useful?

Thanks for contributing - your feedback helps us improve this website.

Page last updated 9 March 2018

Provided by:
Department for Education
Last Updated:
Printed on:
Copyright statement:
SA.GOV.AU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence. © Copyright 2023