Communicating student learning progress

ACER has investigated alternatives to the traditional ‘school report’ as a way of communicating the progress students make in their learning.

This project focused on the exploration of alternatives to judging and grading student learning only in terms of age/year level expectations, and of  ways to capture and communicate the progress – or growth – that students make in their learning over time.

Over three years, ACER explored alternatives currently being used by schools, the use of technology in communicating with parents, and the promotion of ongoing two-way and three-way conversations, including conversations with students, about student learning.

That investigation culminated in a report about communicating the progress students make in their learning that includes a mapping of possibilities and recommendations for practice.

Full report

Findings in brief