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These guidelines offer advice on reporting to your parents, families and whānau in ways that are clear, meaningful, easily understood and that meet your community’s information needs. The National Administration Guidelines (NAGs) set the requirements that schools must follow. How each school fulfils those requirements will be determined by the school in consultation with its community. The information on this site is intended as guidance for schools to consider.
The guidelines are divided into the following sections:
This includes the changes to requirements under the National Administration Guidelines (NAG 2A), the purpose of reporting, the timing of reporting and roles within the reporting process.
This section covers the principles of good reporting, including promoting student ownership of their learning, meeting the needs of parents, family and whānau, and the monitoring of the process to ensure that it is meeting the needs of students and families.
This section details the criteria for good reporting. These include: what has been learnt, next steps in learning, and ways to support learning at home. This section also includes further factors to keep in mind when writing reports, and features that a report should not include.
Find advice in this section on what schools can do to support teachers to report in plain language; there are tips for teachers on plain language writing.
This section gives guidance on ways to find out what parents, families and whānau think. Some suggestions are given for community consultation.
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