ETD is trialling semester based contract and probation reporting.
Here is what ETD has told us about the trial:
There is currently a trial of the revised performance assessment report. We have moved to a semesterly contract and probation assessment and we are continuing to capture stakeholder feedback of the revised forms to inform continuous improvement processes. The revised forms provide stronger alignment to the focus areas of the National Professional Standards for Teachers and greater flexibility to report against professional capability at the appropriate career stage of the officer (graduate, highly accomplished or lead). It also enables the school to complete the report at any time within the semester period should the teacher only be employed for one term of the semester.