Rethinking reporting to parents
Evaluation Associates was contracted by the Ministry of Education to review and redevelop the resources for reporting to parents and whānau on Assessment Online. Mary Chamberlain, in consultation with our team of facilitators, worked to redefine the principles of reporting to parents, presenting it as information sharing rather than just reporting.
After consultation with facilitators and focus groups of leaders and teachers, the following resources were developed and put up on Assessment Online.
- Why report to parents and whānau?
This section outlines the difference between reporting and information sharing.
- Principles of effective reporting and information sharing
You can find here a framework detailing the principles of effective information sharing and their expected outcomes.
- A process for effective reporting and information sharing
These pages include tools for schools to develop and review their information sharing processes.
- Examples and templates of written reports
This section provides examples for different elements of written reports for students in years 1 to 8.
- Clarifications about National Standards
In the table presented are a number of common misunderstandings about National Standards and clarifications for each of them.
These resources are well used by New Zealand teachers and have been shared on Twitter and other social networks. They are a go-to resource for schools when thinking about how to share information with their parent community.