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What to expect

Marshland School is required to report to parents at least twice a year on how their child is doing in Reading, Writing and Mathematics in relation to the National Standards. The standards show what New Zealand students are expected to be able to do in reading, writing and mathematics at each year of schooling.

To work out where each child is at, the teacher will make an OTJ (Overall Teacher Judgement) using a range of assessments including:

  •      What they have observed in the class
  •      Conferencing with students about their learning
  •      Self and peer assessment
  •      Data collected from formal tests

 

Reporting for Years 1 – 3

Every school is required to report to parents of children in their first three years of schooling. Your child will receive a National Standards Anniversary Report at the end of the school term that they celebrate their birthday (after 1 year at school, after 2 years at school, after 3 years at school). A full comprehensive report is given to students who turn six and seven years old. These children will also receive another written  report approximately six months after their birthday. Our Year 3 students will receive a concise and slightly modified National Standards Anniversary Report in the term of their 8th birthday, an Interim Report at the end of Term 2, as well as a full school report at the end of the year.

 

Reporting for Years 4 – 8

These students receive Interim reports at the end of Term 2 and full school reports at the end of the year.

The National Standards Anniversary Report will indicate whether your child is below, at or above the National Standards after 1 year, after 2 years and after 3 years at school.

The National Standards Interim Report will indicate whether your child is on track to meet the National Standards.

Reporting to Parents

Timeline for Marshland School

Term 1

Year 0

6-8 Week Initial Report
Written Report 5½ years

Term 2

Year 0

6-8 Week Initial Report
Written Report 5½ years

Term 3

Year 0

6-8 Week Initial Report
Written Report 5½ years

Term 4

Year 0

6-8 Week Initial Report
Written Report 5½ years

Within 8 weeks of a child starting school, a range of assessment practices are carried out by the New Entrant teacher to form a judgement about the learning needs of each child. These include:Teacher observations of social and emotional well being in the classroom and playground. Literacy and Numeracy Assessments (Record of Oral Language, Gloss Test (Mathematics), Dictation, Alphabet and Number knowledge, writing sample, Phonological Awareness) Once this assessment has been completed, parents are given a written report from the teacher and learning needs are discussed. Another written report is given to parents of children turning 5½ years old.

Year 1-2

National Standards Anniversary reporting:
Depending on when birthdays fall these children receive an anniversary report and another written report six months later.

Year 1-2

National Standards Anniversary reporting:
Depending on when birthdays fall these children receive an anniversary report and another written report six months later.

Year 1-2

National Standards Anniversary reporting:
Depending on when birthdays fall these children receive an anniversary report and another written report six months later.

Year 1-2

National Standards Anniversary reporting:
Depending on when birthdays fall these children receive an anniversary report and another written report six months later.

After 40, 60, 80 & 100 weeks at school the children are tested using a range of assessments at each checkpoint – Diagnostic Survey (6Year Old Net) – Writing Vocabulary, Hearing and Recording Sounds (Dictation), Running Records, Duncan Spelling, Peter’s Spelling,/Schonell Spelling, Moderation of children’s writing samples, SKINs (Strategy & Knowledge in Numeracy) Gloss Test (Mathematics),

Year 3

National Standards Anniversary reporting:

Year 3

National Standards Anniversary reporting:

Year 3

National Standards Anniversary reporting:

Year 3

National Standards Anniversary reporting:

Our Year 3 students will receive a concise and slightly modified National Standards Anniversary Report in the term of their 8th birthday, an Interim Report at the end of Term 2, as well as a full school report at the end of the year.

Whole School

Goal setting interviews

Years 3-8

These children receive an interim report.

Student led learning conferences.

Years 3-8

These children receive a final report.

Children are formally assessed twice a year to check for progress using; e-AsTTle testing pre and post teaching (Literacy and Numeracy) on goinge-AsTTle testing in Reading & Mathematics (April/May and October/Nov) , PAT Vocabulary, PAT Punctuation & Grammar (Yr 7&8), Running Records, Schonell Spelling Test, SKINs (Strategy & Knowledge in Numeracy) Gloss Test (Mathematics), IKAN (Mathematics)

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