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Reporting & Assessment


Teachers Leading the Way and Children Discovering the Way

Information on student achievement will be gathered through a range of assessment practices. Testing and analysis should ideally be completed by the class teacher.  Data will be analysed to:

  • Inform next teaching and learning steps through formative assessment i.e. WALT’s, grouping, deliberate acts of teaching

  • To write Learning Maps for each classroom

  • Provide evidence of progress and achievement for individual students

  • Target student achievement and reduce disparities

  • Provide opportunities for students  to be motivated and positively engaged in learning

  • Monitor against national, school and class cohorts (data analysis, monitoring meetings)

  • Promote self-reflection by teachers

  • Report to parents/whānau/next teacher

  • Report to the Board of Trustees

  • Assist in forming OTJ’s for reporting purposes

  • Report on the National Standards

  • Establish/allocate special needs funding and resources (special needs referrals)


Reporting to Parents / Caregivers / Whānau

We believe in sharing assessment information and data with parents / caregivers / whānau. This is done through formal and informal reporting

  • New Entrant Entry Interview - 5 year-old testing

  • 2 written reports for Years  NE-6

  • Anniversary Reports (After 20, 60, and 100 weeks) and Reporting Conferences for Y1-3
  • Mid Year Reports and Reporting Conferences for Y4-6
  • End of 1, 2 and 3 Years at School Summative Reports

  • End of Year Summative Reports for Years 4-6

  • Whānau Interviews


Informal Reporting

Informal reporting is an integral part of two-way sharing of information with parents and whānau. This includes Assemblies, school and syndicate awards, online platforms (eg Google Drive, Seesaw), information through emails, phone calls, Meet the Teacher  etc, as well as teachers being available for school meetings and discussions before or after school.