Change in Reporting
As you will be aware National Standards have been removed from legislation, so we no longer need to report against these or assess the children against them.
Sitting alongside the National Standards we have always had the New Zealand Curriculum Achievement Objectives, Literacy Progressions and Numeracy Progressions. National Standards were originally implemented very quickly and with little research to support the standards.
However, some valuable lessons have come from the era of National Standards. The greatest one being how we robustly analyse the progress made by students and ensure we are well aware of the rate that students are progressing at, and make adjustments for individual children so they are able to make the rate of progress that will ultimately lead them to academic success.
As a school we will continue to analyse this progress, but we will use the New Zealand Curriculum, Literacy Progressions and Numeracy Progressions as our guide for the way children are progressing. These sources are a solid foundation from which to make our judgements.
The biggest difference for you as parents is to know that all children will now receive their two written reports in the middle of the year and at the end of the year, so no children will receive a report at the end of Term One or Three.
The reports will continue to inform you of the progress your child has made, their next learning steps and ways you can help at home.
If you have any questions about this please feel free to drop in and see Liz on a Tuesday morning at 9am, during Drop in Hour.