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OTJ and reporting information for schools

Published on Friday June 1, 2012

Assessment Online has information to assist schools as they put together mid-year reports to parents.

The Reporting to Parents, Family and Whānau section of the website gives guidelines for reporting and examples and templates of reports. You can read school stories of reporting practice and download Written Reporting Practice in Schools , a resource for schools (Years 1- 8) on written reporting through an analysis of current reporting frameworks and practice.

The Responses to National Standards Queries section of the website contains the following policy documents for download. They have been produced by the Ministry of Education in response to queries from schools concerning aspects ofNational Standards that need clarification. Emphasis is placed on the choices that schools have in regard to assessing and reporting against National Standards.

  • Variation in school entry dates – implications for timing of overall teacher judgments (OTJs) and reporting (These scenarios are designed to support your decision making. However, professional judgments will be required that are in the best interests of the learner and learning.)
  • Relationship between Ministry Classification (Funding Year Level), School Classification (Student Year Level) and National Standard of Reference
  • Do teachers make OTJs mid-year?
  • Reporting aggregated information: balancing transparency and individual student privacy
  • Standards-referenced, criterion-referenced, norm-referenced: explaining the difference