Pre-primary to Year 10 Achievements Collection
The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) has developed the Student Records Management System (SRMS) to facilitate the collection of Pre-primary to Year 10 (P–10) achievements, as required by the 2012 amendment to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Act 1997.
To date, the Student Information Records System (SIRS) has only been able to collect P–12 registrations and Years 11 and 12 enrolments and achievements. The SRMS will eventually replace SIRS.
Over the past few years, the Authority has been communicating to schools through the Roadshow and circulars about the impending collection of P–10 achievements, which will commence by the end of 2022.
Meetings have been held with the system developers at Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) and the Department of Education Western Australia (Department), to discuss the technical requirements for the collection of P–10 achievements data.
The Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy sets out the requirements for reporting grades against each learning area.
The development of the SRMS has required that we establish learning area and context codes which will now be the standard required for use across all Western Australian schools to facilitate data uploads. This is similar to the course codes and endorsed program codes used for senior secondary.
The Department and CEWA will communicate with schools regarding the transition process for school-based student management databases.
Representatives from the Authority have met with a number of software developers known to be providing database software to schools to give them the opportunity to commence development of modules which will support schools in uploading P–10 achievements to the SRMS.
Developers have been provided with the Learning Area Codes and we would recommend Independent schools make contact with their preferred providers to confirm the timeframe schools should expect software updates.
To help schools prepare for the commencement of P–10 achievements collection in 2022, please refer to the following resources:
- PDF Learning Area Codes for Years P–10 – the new Learning Area Codes for each of the eight Learning Areas for Years P–10
- PDF Explanatory Notes – explanatory notes about the Learning Area Codes, grades and achievement descriptors for reporting achievements for Years P–10.
- PDF CSV File Format P–10 Achievements – description of field names and lengths for file uploads
- Link Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy – outlines the reporting requirements for Years P–10.
User guides will be made available over the coming months.
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