Assessment & Reporting
Reporting in 2021
This term we are starting our new Spotlight Reporting in real time through your @school app!
This means providing regular, timely information you can access at any time throughout the year. Real-time reporting involves providing ‘online’ current information that connects teachers, whānau and children. It changes the fundamental purpose of the reporting from summative assessment (at the end of learning), to a focus on reporting that is ‘real time’ and helps inform the ‘next steps’ in learning.
We will also return to a 6 monthly summary report for all children - based on time at school for Year 1-3, and mid-year and end of year for Year 4-6. This will now come directly from goals set and achieved in our Spotlight system. We will be asking for feedback as we refine it this year. Any questions, please ask your class teacher or Claire Martin or Lee Ewington (DP’s).
In 2021 Reporting Will Be:
Two face to face meetings with parents and children (partnership meetings), Terms 1 and 3.
Real time learning goals, evidence (samples of work) and comments through the @school app.
Two progress and achievement reports available online (reading, writing, maths, P.R.I.D.E. C.A.R. focus) showing where your child’s progress and achievement is compared to their expected progress level, and commenting on other relevant learning areas.
Two progress and achievement graphs (reading, writing, maths) showing where your child’s progress and achievement, compared to their expected level
Teachers are learning to effectively use Spotlight planning and reporting. They are developing new systems to track, update, upload evidence for, and comment regularly on learning for all children. Reports are also able to be printed from this site.
The Ministry of Education is very focused on developing this type of reporting using digital platforms. In the future this will enable your child’s learning information to travel with them through the education system (to intermediate, college and beyond).
Our Reporting Goals:
Timely, purposeful, and accessible information about your child’s learning.
Personalised learning information and feedback to you, from your child and teacher.
Greater emphasis on formative assessment and reporting: information that informs next steps.
Using the @school App, use these Icons to find your child's learning, goals and reports.