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Describing progress

How do we describe progress to students and parents?

When we are asked to describe progress to students and parents we need to consider each student’s achievement and progress and be clear in indicating how this compares with curriculum expectations. We also need to be clear about next learning steps and how they are shared in clear and precise ways.


When considering how to best describe progress to your students and their whānau:

  • Record (in a table) what progress information is shared, with whom, when, and how. Compare your decisions with those of other colleagues and discuss. 
  • Create a template for sharing information for learning about progress and achievement with students and their whānau that informs learning (assessment for learning) and builds partnerships.
  • Explore what good practice in building relationships with parents and whānau looks like by reading and discussing these school stories

Planning examples

School stories