A-E Grade Explanation

Please find below some information about the grading you will see on your child’s report, to give you some insight into what each grade represents. Teachers plan, teach, assess and report students’ learning using the Australian Curriculum, which describes the achievement standards for all subjects at each year level.

Teachers use a range of assessment strategies to gather evidence of student achievement across the year.

The following table is a detailed explanation of what is expected in each level of achievement:

      A             A is demonstrating excellent achievement of what is expected at this year level. An 'A' grade indicates that the student has shown an extensive and thorough knowledge and understanding of the content with outstanding development of skills. The student can apply information in unfamiliar situations and is consistently and highly accurate
  B   B is demonstrating good achievement of what is expected at this year level.  A 'B' grade indicates the student has thorough knowledge and a good understanding of the content with a strong development of skills. The student can independently apply learning in familiar situations and some new contexts.
    C is demonstrating satisfactory achievement of what is expected at this year level. A 'C' grade indicates the student is achieving the expected outcomes for their year level. The student has demonstrated the ability to apply knowledge and skills in familiar and known contexts.
  D D is demonstrating partial achievement of what is expected at this year level.  A 'D' grade indicates the student is working towards the expected outcomes, displaying partial knowledge and skill development in familiar and known contexts.
  E E is demonstrating minimal achievement of what is expected at this year level.   An 'E' grade indicates the student is at the beginning stages of working towards the expected outcomes, displaying minimal knowledge and skill.