ANNUAL SCHOOL REPORT
The Annual School Report is a record of the school’s self-evaluation process. It is conducted annually and is part of the ongoing cycle of school planning and evaluation. The Annual School Report provides information to the school community on the performance of the school in national and state testing programs. It also provides information about the context in which that information should be considered.
Approximately 2250 schools and education centres produce an Annual School Report according to specifications established by the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC), Educational Measurement and School Accountability Directorate.
The Annual School Report is an important component of a school’s accountability requirements to its parents and community, to the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) and to the Commonwealth Government’s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
The mandatory elements on which schools are required to report broadly cover the following:
- staff and student background information
- student performance
- school self-evaluation
- targets for improvement.
The Annual School Report includes information about:
- summary staff and student information
- student performance outcomes in national and state-wide tests, in both the primary and secondary sectors
- student achievement in the arts and sport
- information relating to significant programs and initiatives offered by the schools
- school self-evaluation of performance and progress on targets; and
- targets for improvement for the coming year.