A guide to reporting and assessment at Matarau School
At Matarau School we believe that parents have an entitlement to high quality information on the progress and attainment of their children. We administer comprehensive diagnostics and have a policy of making this information available to parents.
When interpreting information it is useful to remember the following
For the school as a whole
Achievement information is only really useful when it aids in identifying next steps in learning. When children are co-participants in this process the value of this information is further enhanced.
At Matarau School we analyse and present achievement information in a variety of ways. Parents are encouraged to use all of the information available to them so that impressions from one source of information can be confirmed by reference to other sources. Over emphasis on any one method of reporting will provide a very partial picture of a child’s achievement – a bit like starting a jigsaw puzzle knowing from the outset that you only have a half of the necessary pieces. We encourage you to see these varied assessment and reporting measures as inter-related and to persevere if understanding these methods takes a little time.
Staff are highly available to discuss achievement information with you and to explain how to use this information for best effect.