SchoolTalk 2019 Mid-Year Reporting

This is a snap shot on how to read your child’s mid-year achievement report.

We are now ready to share your child’s mid-year achievement snapshot through SchoolTalk. On Friday the 5th of July 2019, you will be sent an email with a link to your child’s mid-year achievement snapshot.

For this round of reporting, you can expect to see a general comment from class teachers as well as learner reflections written by our Year 4-8 Learners.

How to read your child’s mid-year achievement snapshot?

Reading, Writing and Mathematics Reporting

Each report shows you how your child is achieving against each of the New Zealand curriculum areas of reading, writing and mathematics, at the mid-year point. If your child is ‘Working Within’ curriculum expectations at mid-year, it is likely they will meet the curriculum expectations at the end of the year if the same rate of progress continues.

Please Note – Previously we have reported against National Standards as required by the Ministry of Education. These expectations remain the same and are aligned to the New Zealand curriculum level expectations.

The bar at the top of each snapshot shows you how your child is tracking overall against the New Zealand Curriculum Levels.

Please Note – If your child is working in the appropriate curriculum level, their Overall Teacher Judgement (the top blue bar underneath the graph) will be sitting at least halfway between ‘Working Towards’ and ‘Working Within’, or between ‘Working Within’ and ‘Working Above’.

The bars underneath the Overall Teacher Judgement further break down achievement in each area of the curriculum areas.

Next Steps

Your child’s next steps for learning are detailed in the right-hand column of the snapshot. Up to 5 next steps are highlighted for each curriculum area. If viewing your child’s snapshot on a mobile or smaller device the next steps will display under the achievement bars.

Graduate Profile Reporting

At the end of the year our reports will show how your child is progressing in each of the Kohimarama School Learner Dispositions, using a spider chart. The key beneath the charts indicates whether your child is working towards, working within, or working above the Kohimarama School expectations.

SchoolTalk Progressions

Once you are logged into SchoolTalk you can find out further detail on your child’s achievement, progress and next steps by clicking on the progression button in the left-hand sidebar.

Green Highlighting – Your child has achieved the learning intention

Yellow Highlighting – This is a current next learning step for your child

Blue Highlighting – Your child has submitted evidence of achieving the learning intention and is waiting for the teacher to assess whether it has been achieved for it to be marked green.

Need Help? – Questions and Answers

What do I do if I have forgotten my SchoolTalk login and want to access my child’s progressions?

Go to the SchoolTalk login page: https://schooltalkapp.com/. Click on the ‘forgot password’ link and follow the instructions.

What if I don’t have a login for SchoolTalk?

If you require a login for SchoolTalk, please email khensman@kohimarama.school.nz

Will I receive a mid-year achievement report if I haven’t registered in SchoolTalk?

You will receive your child’s mid-year achievement snapshot whether you have registered for SchoolTalk or not. If you have not registered you will be prompted to do so by clicking on the register for SchoolTalk link at the top of the email you will receive.

What should I do if I haven’t received a report of my child’s progress?

If you have not received a mid-year report please email khensman@kohimarama.school.nz.

How do I help my child at home with their next steps?

Once you log in to SchoolTalk, you can then access the resources and support your child with their next steps at home if you would like. SchoolTalk has a growing number of resources (currently around 2800) that are linked to each learning intention and can be used by learners and parents at school and home. Some learning intentions don’t have resources, this is continually being added to.

Here is a small YouTube clip to learn how to access the resources: https://youtu.be/VE5u1D4qSAI

Where do I go if I have concerns or questions about my child’s report?

If you have concerns or questions regarding your child’s mid-year achievement report please talk to their teacher.

The thick blue bar sits just next to ‘Working Within’, what does this mean?

This indicates that your child is on track to achieving the New Zealand curriculum level for their age at the end year if a good rate of progress continues.

The thick blue bar sits between ‘Working Towards’ and ‘Working Within’, what does this mean?

This indicates that your child continues to work towards meeting the New Zealand curriculum level for their age. Acceleration of progress is required in order for the curriculum level to be met by the end of the year.

The thick blue bar sits between ‘Working Within’ and ‘Working Above’, what does this mean?

This indicates that your child is a strong ‘At’ and is more likely to achieve the end of year curriculum level expectation.

I don’t know what the sidebar buttons do in SchoolTalk?

If you click on the ‘Help ?’ in the sidebar you will access the help centre, which has a series of help videos that teach you the functionality of SchoolTalk.

Can I print my child’s report?

The achievement snapshot has been designed so it can be printed if you would like a hard copy. It can now easily be shared digitally with grandparents and other significant people in your family.

Why SchoolTalk?

  • To develop agency in children to know where they are and what their next learning step is.
  • To provide real-time information for parents about what your child is learning and what their next steps are.
  • To provide resources to support learners to advance their learning at school and at home.
  • To create efficiency for teachers to analyse gaps and design learning to meet different groups of children’s needs