Student Learning Profile | Mildura Senior College

Student Learning Profiles (SLP)


What is the Student Learning Profile (SLP)?

The overall purpose of the SLP is to provide a “snapshot” of student learning at regular intervals during the semester. It will provide students, parents and teachers with a clear (and visual) indication of where the student is succeeding, as well as which areas require improvement.

Teachers will provide students with feedback on their performance, and students should make every effort to improve their rating for the next SLP.

More specifically,

  • The SLP is a cumulative reporting system that monitors student learning.
  • We complete SLPs every 3 to 4 weeks as the pass/fail status of a student can change quickly.
  • Students will be rated on 3 Key Performance Areas – Work Completion, Demonstrated Understanding and Work Habits.
  • Students will be rated on 3 levels – ‘Above’, ‘At’ and ‘Below’. One or more ‘Below’ ratings in a subject means that the student is at risk of failing that subject.
  • Students will receive a PDF of their SLP via their Compass portal.
  • Parents can view a copy of the SLP via the MSC Parent Portal, as well as receiving copies in the mail (see below for further details).
  • The SLP will show the % attendance rate for each subject, plus attendance at approved school activities. A minimum of 90% attendance is required.
  • The SLP will also indicate if the student is at risk of failing a subject or subject/s.
  • The SLP should be used as the main discussion point at Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences during the year.
  • The email address of each class teacher and the Sub School Leader will appear on the SLP – parents can use this to contact staff if they have concerns.

Parents are welcome to attend all Parent/Student/Conferences (PST), but Parents should attend the next PST and/or contact the class teacher or Pathways Teacher if the student:-

  • receives one or more “Below” rankings in a subject
  • the performance of the student is declining (for example, ratings drop from “At” to “Below”), and/or
  • ratings remain at “Below” for consecutive SLPs

A matrix is included to show the ratings for each of the 3 Key Areas (For example, what “Below” in Work Completion means).

Please Note:

Once published, all SLPs can be viewed via the Parent Portal. Information about accessing the portal was mailed out to Parents in early February. The dates for when SLPs will be available through the Portal appear on the College Calendar.


Ratings Matrix

Criteria Work Completion Demonstrate Understanding Work habits
Below

The student has not:

  • Completed all the required coursework at this time
  • Completed all major assessments to a pass standard
  • Completed other tasks required to pass the subject
  • Taken action based on teacher feedback to complete the set work on time

The student has not demostraed sufficient knowledge/understanding:

  • On one or moree major assessments
  • Of some/all of the coursework
  • Of other leanring activities

The Student has not established sound work habits in these areas:

  • Bringing the correct materials to class each lesson
  • Effective use of class time
  • Compelting the necessary revision / preparation for major assessments out of class time
  • Arriving to class on time
  • Behaving appropriately
  • Making the required effort
  • Reflecting on their progress and setting improvement goals /targets
At

The student has:

  • Completed the required coursework at this time
  • Completed all major assessments
  • Completed other learning tasks required to pass the subject
  • Taken action on teacher feedback

The student has demonstrated sufficient Knowledge/understanding:

  • To achieve a pass on one or more assessments
  • To complete other learning activities to a pass standard

The student regularly:

  • Brings the correct materials to class each lesson
  • Completes the set homework
  • Completed sufficient revision/preparation for major assessments out of class time
  • Arrives to class on time
  • Behaves appropriately in class
  • Makes the required effort
  • Reflects on their progress and sets improvement goals/targets
Above

The student has:

  • Completeed the required coursework at this time
  • Completed all major assessments
  • Completed other learning tasks required to pass the subject
  • Taken action on teacher feedback

The student has demonstrated high Knowledge/understanding:

  • To achieve a pass on one or more assessments
  • To complete other learning activities to a pass standard

The student consistently:

  • Brings the correct materials to class each lesson
  • Completes the set homework
  • Completed sufficient revision/preparation for major assessments out of class time
  • Arrives to class on time
  • Behaves appropriately in class
  • Makes the required effort
  • Reflects on their progress and sets improvement goals/targets

These ratings apply to the students progress at the current time. The rating is awarded based on the students performance in one or more of the dot point areas.