We are now ready to share your child’s end of year Achievement and Progress Report with you. On Friday (14th December) you will receive an email from SchoolTalk with your child’s end of year report.
You can expect to see how your child is achieving against our school progressions in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. There will be a general comment about your child written by the teacher, and a reflection written by your child if they are in Years 4 – 8.
Each report shows you how your child is achieving against each of the New Zealand curriculum expectations of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. 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.
You will see on the right hand side of the report your child’s next learning steps. Some of these intentions also include resources for you to support your child at home.
School participation will continue to be included at the bottom of our reports for those students who have participated in extracurricular activities.
Note:- New Entrant students from Rooms 3 and 18 will receive a written report as they have been at school less than 6 months.
How to read your child’s end of year Achievement Report?
Reading, Writing and Maths Reporting
Each report shows you how your child is achieving against each of the areas of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Your child’s achievement is shown on a continuum ‘working well below’, ‘working below’, ‘working at’, ‘working above’ and ‘working well above’. The yellow indicates ‘working towards’ the expected level and the green represents ‘working within’ or ‘working above’ this level.
The thick blue bar – shows you what your child has achieved to date. The bars underneath the Overall Teacher Judgement further breaks down achievement in each aspect of the curriculum areas.
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.
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. Click here to learn how to do this.
- 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?
By clicking on this link it will take you to the SchoolTalk login page. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I receive an end of year Achievement Report if I haven’t registered in SchoolTalk?
You will receive your child’s end of year report 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 an end of year report, please email email@example.com.
How do I help my child at home with their next steps?
Login 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. Click here to watch this small clip to learn how to access the resources.
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 end of year Achievement Report, please talk to your child’s teacher.
The thick blue bar sits just below ‘At’, what does this mean?
This indicates that your child is close to being on track, a slightly increased rate of progress is required to achieve standard in the following year.
The thick blue bar sits around ‘working towards’, what does this mean?
This indicates that your child continues to work towards meeting the curriculum level expectation. Acceleration of progress is required in order for the expectation to be met by the end of the year. When a child is working towards this expectation it indicates they can be between 1-2 years below the expected curriculum level. This area is yellow in colour and is indicated on the key underneath the graphs.
The thick blue bar sits between ‘At’ and ‘Above’, what does this mean?
This indicates that your child is strong in their current curriculum level and likely has consolidated their knowledge thoroughly at this level.
I don’t know what the sidebar buttons do in SchoolTalk?
If you click on the ‘?’ in the side bar, you will access a series of help videos that teach you the functionality of SchoolTalk.
Can I print my child’s report?
The end of year report 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. If you don’t have access to a printing facility, please email either your child’s classroom teacher or firstname.lastname@example.org and they will happily print you a copy.
- 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 home.
- To create efficiency for teachers to analyse gaps and design learning to meet different groups of children’s needs.