Under the terms of agreement of the Senior secondary certification agreement, the QCAA and schools work together to report information about student achievement so that each student may be issued with an SEP. Schools report to students, parents/carers and the QCAA. The QCAA reports to students, schools, QTAC and the public.
Schools use information in syllabuses, this handbook and their school assessment policy when making decisions about student achievement and determining student results to report to the QCAA.
QCAA syllabuses contain standards which are used by schools and the QCAA to report to students and parents/carers. In Essential English, Essential Mathematics, General and General (Extension) and Short Course syllabuses, these are called reporting standards; in Applied syllabuses, they are called syllabus standards.
Standards in QCAA syllabuses:
- are specific to each syllabus
- describe typical performance at five levels (A–E)
- describe in the ‘C’ standard the typical achievement of the syllabus objectives.