A standardised scoring system was developed for each of the key indicators in the report card. The scoring system is used to assess and communicate the progress towards the goals and targets. The Reef Plan targets are considered ambitious. Therefore, progress that is equal to or exceeds the target is considered very good.
A five-point A, B, C, D, E scoring system was introduced for Report Card 2015 to be more consistent with the regional report cards in Queensland and to make it easier to track progress towards the targets.