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Curriculum Assessment Reporting in Public Schools Policy


1. Policy statement

The Department of Education, through public schools, implements a curriculum to meet the learning needs of all students, from Kindergarten to Year 12, and assesses and reports student achievement in accordance with the established standards of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.

2. Policy rules

Principals, in consultation with teaching staff, must develop school based plans that:

  • comply with the requirements of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority;
  • report achievement of each student from Kindergarten to Year 12 at the end of each semester; and
  • comply with the Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting in Public Schools Procedures.

The principal has the final authority to determine the content of the school based assessment and reporting plan.

3. Responsibility for Implementation and Compliance

Implementation of the policy is the responsibility of principals and teaching staff.

Compliance monitoring is the responsibility of line managers.

4. Scope

This policy applies to principals and teaching staff in public schools.

6. Related documents

7. Contact information

Policy manager:                 

Director, Teaching Quality and Innovation

Policy contact officer:

Manager, Curriculum Priorities

T: (08) 9402 6300

8. History of changes

Effective date Last update date Policy version no.
1 January 2015 2 October 2018 3.2
Minor changes to include reference to Public Schools D18/0151652 and updated legislation links D18/0207680
26 February 2019 4.0
This policy has undergone a major review. Approved by the Director General at Corporate Executive meeting on 12 December 2018.
26 February 2019 4 October 2022 4.1
Minor changes to update contact detail. D22/0737414

9. More information

Policy review date

26 February 2022

Policy last updated

4 October 2022