HSC Top Bands

About this report


Location: This report can be found in the School Target Setting app

Data Sources: HSC, School Target Setting

Updated: Annually

Designed for

Most reports within the School Dashboard app are viewable by principals and school leaders, Directors, Educational Leadership and Executive Directors. The information displayed in each report will be specific to respective user, i.e. school based staff will only view results for their own school.


How can I use this report?

The report can help to compare current performance with agreed school target measures for a percentage of students in HSC Top 2 Bands (band 5 and 6, Ext 3 and 4) or HSC Top 3 Bands (band 4, 5, and 6, Ext 2, 3 and 4). School leaders can use this report for an indication of progress towards meeting the agreed targets.

What should I look for?

The report displays the baseline, target, and trajectory bounds overlayed with actual results year by year. The agreed targets and upper-lower bounds can be compared with actual percentages of students in Top 2 Bands or Top 3 Bands. The trajectories are an indication of possible progress towards each target and intended as a guide only.

Image: HSC top bands report in Scout

Using the report

Make selections

Use the drop-down menu on the top left of the report to select a school. The report will then generate and display.

Image: Select a school using the slicer

You can also choose from different measures (HSC Top 2 Bands and HSC Top 3 Bands) with the second drop-down menu:

Image: Select measure top 2 or top 3 bands

View the charts

The chart represents the percentage of students in the Top 2 Bands or Top 3 Bands for HSC (blue line). The baseline is displayed as a short black line. The lower and upper bounds of the agreed target and the calculated trajectories are displayed in red and green respectively.

Image: HSC percent in Top 2 Bands by year chart

Note on trajectories

The trajectories are an indication of possible progress towards each target and intended as a guide only. They are calculated using the total improvement required to meet the target and spreading this across the full timeframe. Actual progress might not be linear and may exceed the proposed trajectory or meet the target sooner than required.

Hover for details

Hovering over any colour dot on the chart will bring up a text box of information about that point.

Image: Hover for information example

Want to learn more?


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