What is a ARCC Score?

The motto of Drouin Secondary College is Finem Respice- Look to the End. The ARCC Score will help you do this. Your child’s effort, behaviour, organisation, task completion and academic achievement is tracked through progress reports. Each semester you will get a progress report at mid term and at the end of term.

Each area of the report is allocated a score based on the level of performance as follows:  A rating of Excellent is given a score of 100, Very Good 85, Good 65, Under Performing 40, At Risk 0, Not Assessed NA (does not affect the ARCC score). After being converted to numbers the ratings given by all teachers in all areas are averaged.

The highest possible classroom progress score of 100 would be achieved by a student who is rated ‘Excellent’ in every area in every subject.

ARCC Score = Classroom Progress score + Co-Curricular points + 0.25 points per ARCC award – Lates – Misconducts – Out of Uniforms.

How do I know what a good ARCC Score is?

At the school we divide the ARCC scores into 5 categories; Excellent, Very Good, Good, Under-Performing and At Risk.

Excellent (Above 90)

Students achieving 90 and above on their ARCC Score are demonstrating excellent learning behaviours. Students with ARCC Scores above 90 are recognised in the Parent Bulletin, at Year Level Assemblies and are given a “90+ Card” which entitles them to certain privileges around the college. Students with ARCC Scores 90 and above are able to participate in as many co-curricular activities as they wish.

Very Good (70 to 89 )

Students achieving above 70 on their ARCC Score are demonstrating very good learning behaviours. Students with ARCC Scores above 70 are able to stand for leadership roles in the college. Students with ARCC Scores above 70 may participate in up to 3 Co-curricular activities per term.

Good (50 to 69)

Students achieving at this level are demonstrating learning behaviours above the minimum standard, but still have room for improvement. A close look at the Progress Report will show strengths and weaknesses. Discussion
with classroom teachers should be undertaken to discuss strategies for improving identified areas of weakness. Students with ARCC Scores below 70 are unable to be nominated for student leadership roles. Students with
ARCC Scores between 50 and 70 may participate in up to two Co-curricular activities per term.

Under Performing (30 to 49 )

Students performing at this level are demonstrating learning behaviours well below what is expected. Consistently performing at this level will probably lead to Not Satisfactorily completing units of work. Discussion with classroom teachers should be undertaken to discuss strategies for improving identified areas of weakness. Learning Group Leaders will contact parents of students with major concerns. Students with ARCC Scores below 50 are not permitted to participate in Co-curricular activities like interschool sport, camps and Co-curricular excursions.

At Risk (Less than 30)

Students performing at this level are demonstrating unacceptable learning behaviours and are in immediate danger of not satisfactorily completing their studies. All students performing at this level will have their parents
contacted by the College to discuss how future improvements can be made.

What does “Tasks not submitted” mean?

In all subjects students are expected to complete learning tasks. This section of the report indicates if the student has not submitted one or more tasks. These are tasks not submitted when the report was written. Some of these tasks may have since been completed but they were overdue at the time the report was written.

How do I find out more information about the “Tasks not submitted”?

Students will already have details of the tasks. Staff use various means of communicating details of tasks to students. These include Moodle or email. If students are unaware of the tasks that need to be submitted they should see the teacher concerned. If parents want more details of tasks not submitted they can contact teachers by phone, email or attend Parent Student Teacher Interviews at the end of Term 1 and Term 3.

What does the attendance data mean?

Teachers mark attendance each lesson.

  • Attendance: Present. Is the percentage of classes attended by the student. This figure includes extra-curricular activities like sport, excursions, work placements and VET. The college target for attendance is 95%.
  • Approved Absence: Is the percentage of classes where the student was absent but parents have notified the college.
  • Unapproved Absence: Is the percentage of classes where the student was absent and parents have not notified the college.
  • Late: Is the number of times a student has been recorded as being late to class.
  • Out of Uniform: Is the number of times the student has been recorded out of uniform.

If you would like more information on attendance you have access to your child’s complete attendance record on Sentral.

Will these reports always be mailed home?

No. From now on reports will be placed on the parent portal of Sentral.  All parents can log into the portal and look at students reports.

To access the site use your browser to go to the link: https://sentral.drouinsc.vic.edu.au/portal/login

Click on the reports tab. If you have trouble accessing the reports online your child will be able to print them out at school.

Key for Progress Reports

Overall ARCC score is determined by averaging the ratings given by all teachers.

Below is the key for reading your progress reports.

 

KeyEffortBehaviourOrganisationHomeworkTask Completion
Excellent
(100)
Almost always motivated to work at a very high level. Puts an exemplary amount of effort into almost all tasks.Behaviour is mature and responsible in almost all situations. Highly co-operative. Shows a high level of respect for others and for property.Very well organised. Almost always punctual with all equipment required. Tasks almost always completed on or before the due date.Almost always completes homework. Shows evidence of doing additional study as well as completing tasks out of class time.100% of Tasks submitted.
Very Good
(85)
Very well motivated on a consistent basis. Shows a high degree of effort with most tasks.Responsible attitude is consistently shown. Co-operative. Shows respect for others and for property.Well organised with all equipment required. Tasks usually completed on or before the due date.Usually completes
homework. Shows some evidence of doing additional study as well as completing tasks out of class time.
Between 95% and 99% of tasks submitted.
Good
(65)
Well motivated on a consistent basis. Shows a good degree of effort with tasks.Responsible attitude is shown usually. Usually co-operative. Usually shows respect for others and for property.Usually organised with all
equipment required. Tasks often completed on or before the due date.
Usually completes homework.Between 90% and 94% of tasks submitted.
Under Performing
(40)
Displays some level of motivation but at times does not produce their best work.Attitude could be more positive at times. Usually follows instructions. Can be easily distracted. Occasionally distracts others.Shows some signs of organisation but occasionally forgets to bring required equipment. Tasks not always completed or submitted on time.Sometimes completes homework. Rarely does work at home unless it is set by the teacher.Between 85% and 89% of
tasks submitted.
At Risk
(0)
Needs to show an increased level of motivation. Needs to put greater effort into most tasks.Consistently shows a negative attitude. Occasionally or regularly does not follow instructions. Needs to show greater respect for self and for others.Poorly organised and lacking focus and sometimes does not have the required equipment. Tasks often late or not submitted.Rarely completes homework. Shows little or no evidence of home study.Less than 85% of tasks submitted.

Tasks Not Submitted

  • Tasks are activities recorded in a teacher’s grade book that students are expected to complete.
  • Tasks are pieces of work or assignments that should still be submitted for assessment.
  • A number here means the student has one or more tasks they should have submitted.
  • Staff use various means of communicating details of tasks to students. These include, Moodle or email.
  • If students are unaware of the tasks that need to be submitted they should see the teacher concerned.
  • YEAR 10, 11 & 12 Unit Progress
    • Risk of Failure: A student has not passed all performance tasks and may need to resit
    • On Track: A student has passed all performance tasks so far.