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


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For students in years 1 to 8, written reports provide a formal evaluation of progress and achievement twice per year. Regulation 21 of the Education (School Boards) Regulations 2020 stresses the need to report based on good quality assessment information, that draws on a range of evidence to evaluate the progress and achievement of students and build a comprehensive picture of student learning across the curriculum. Overall reporting practices should be designed in 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.

Comments for reports

  • 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.
  • How parents and whānau can help at home – examples of advice on written reports to help parents and whānau support children’s learning in reading, writing, mathematics and key competencies.

Involving students in the reporting process