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Examples and templates of written reports for students in years 1–8

For students in years 1 to 8, written reports provide a formal evaluation of progress and achievement twice per year. Schools are required to follow the regulations set out in NAG 2A for National Standards reporting. This regulation allows flexibility for overall reporting practices to be designed in the light of each school’s needs, interests, and circumstances. Whatever way a school’s reporting processes are designed, they should provide information about the whole curriculum as part of an ongoing information sharing process. Written reports are only one aspect of a school's reporting cycle.

This section provides examples for different elements of written reports including:

Introductory comments

Examples of introductory comments on written reports to explain the role that the written report plays in a school’s wider information sharing processes.

Comments across a range of curriculum areas

Examples of report comments on reading, writing, and maths that are integrated as part of comments in other curriculum areas. 

Reports showing student progress in foundations for learning 

Foundations for learning are those areas that are likely to have a multiplier effect on children's ongoing learning. They include literacy, numeracy, and key competencies. 

Reporting for students who achieve below the expected standard

How we report for students who are below or well below a National Standard provides the real test of the quality of reports. Here are some examples.

How parents and whānau can help at home

This section provides examples of advice on written reports to help parents and whānau support children’s learning in reading, writing, mathematics and key competencies.

Student self-assessment and reflection

Examples of ways that students can reflect on their learning and be involved in the reporting process in a number of ways.

Examples from schools

These examples illustrate some of the ways that schools report in written form to their communities. 

Curriculum progressions against expected year levels and the relevant National Standards

This diagram shows the progressions in the curriculum against expected year levels, and their correlation with the relevant National Standards.

The reporting module on pactinfo.education.govt.nz describes how PaCT reports can help teachers give instructive feedback to students, parents, and whānau on student progress and achievement and areas where students need support.