National Standards   

National Standards in reading, writing and mathematics provide signposts that give teachers, children, parents, families and whānau a clear idea of where children are at in their learning and what they have to do next.
From 2010, schools with children in Years 1-8 will be using National Standards in reading, writing and mathematics. Schools will report to parents, families and whānau in writing at least twice a year on their child's progress and achievement in these areas, in relation to the National Standards.


    Assessment of Progress and Achievements 

To work out where each child is at in reading, writing and maths in relation to the National Standards, teachers will make an overall teacher judgement using a range of assessments, including:
  •  what they have seen in the classroom
  •  talking about learning with children
  •  children’s assessment of their own and each others’ work
  •  results from formal tests.

Teachers will use the overall teacher judgement to work out each child’s next learning steps and to set goals for their learning. School reporting will clearly show your child’s progress and achievement, what the teacher and school will do to help your child reach their goals, and what you can do at home to support your child’s learning.

Below are some documents to show what a child will be doing when working at the standard (click to open):

If you have any questions about reporting on national standards at South Hornby please feel free to make an appointment to speak with your childs teacher.