Understanding your child’s school report

Please find below some helpful information on interpreting your child’s report, looking closely at the grades. The interview booking process will be available next week.

What do the grades in the report really mean?

Grade Common Grade Scale Parents/Caregivers example
Outstanding The student has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the content 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. Your child is working well in advance of what can be expected at this year level. They have an excellent grasp of this subject area. They consistently provide evidence that is outstanding in quality and quantity.
High The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content 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 most situations. Your child is working just beyond what can be expected at this year level. They have a good grasp of this subject area. They provide evidence that is high in quality and quantity.
Sound The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills. Your child is working, or close to working, at what can be expected at this year level. They have a grasp of this subject area. They provide evidence that is satisfactory in quality and quantity.
Basic The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited level of competence in the processes and skills. Your child is working below what can be expected at this year level. They do not fully grasp this subject area. They provide some evidence that is limited in quality and quantity.
Limited The student has an elementary knowledge and understanding in few areas of the content and has achieved very limited competence in some of the processes and skills. Your child is working well below what can be expected at this year level. They do not grasp this subject area. They provide minimal evidence of quality.