Reporting with Sentral

Reporting with the 'Sentral Portal'


Student Reports

Student reports provide students, teachers and parents with a clear and concise picture of a students achievement and progress at a point in time. Teachers make informed and consistent decisions about student progress against the achievement standards using a variety of assessments and observations to inform their judgement. They map the students learning against the achievement standards, and place the student on the learning continuum, to reflect the students level of performance and progress.

You may notice some changes to our student reports this semester in line with the implementation of the new Victorian Curriculum in all government and Catholic schools from the beginning of 2017. The Victorian Curriculum replaces the previous AusVELS curriculum.

As a result schools now have the flexibility to design their reports to show each students learning progress. Our school staff have consulted with School Council to create a student report that best meets the needs of our school community.


The Victorian Curriculum

The Victorian Curriculum is structured as a single developmental learning continuum and is organised by levels not years of schooling. The curriculum consists of Towards Foundation Levels A to D and Levels Foundation to 10. All curriculum areas have achievement standards, describing what students are able to understand and do.

All students progress along the learning continuum at their own rate and from their own starting point. Students are taught at the level that suits their needs, rather than being taught to the year level and age group they are in. Teachers provide learning opportunities to support the learning for all students, including those students with additional learning needs or a disability.

Please keep in mind that as this is a new curriculum this report is not designed nor should be compared to previous yearsreports. We can, however, show your childs progress in English and Mathematics in Semester 1 as these learning areas were introduced and taught in 2016. For all other curriculum areas being introduced with the new curriculum, student progress may only be shown in reports from Semester 2, 2017 onwards.

Further information about the Victorian Curriculum can be found online at: www.victoriancurriculum.vcaa.vic.edu.au/

Five point scale – key to ratings

We are now using a worded competency scale which will provide a more detailed description of the level of competence achieved against the expected standard in each subject area. This will show the depth of learning a student has displayed in regard to their knowledge and understanding of the content, as well as their level of competence in the processes and skills in a subject area.


Competence Overview:

Outstanding

The student has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the content at the expected standard and can readily apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has achieved a very high level of competence in the processes and skills and can apply these skills to new situations.

High

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content at the expected standard and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to new

situatons.

Sound

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content at the expected standard and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.

Moderate

The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content at the expected standard and has achieved a moderate level of competence in the processes and skills.

Minimal

The student has an elementary knowledge and understanding in a few areas of content at the expected standard and has achieved minimal competence in some of the processes and skills.

Parent Portal

Kilberry Valley Primary School is introducing a new initiative, the Parent Portal. This will enable you to log onto the SENTRAL website at any time, to access information about your child's schooling. Some of the features available will be resources and links to useful sites including the school newsletter, attendance information, previous student reports, past NAPLAN testing results and subject learning continuums.

All families will have their own individual log in details.



Click here for a printable PDF of the Sentral Parent Portal.