The percentage of schools meeting their National Standards reporting requirements increased between 2010 and 2011, which is a positive development in the implementation of the National Standards. However, this is a legal requirement that all schools should now be meeting.

As an earlier Ministry of Education report affirms, ‘clear reporting to parents is a key element of the National Standards implementation.’[5] It is essential that parents, whānau and aiga are adequately informed of how their child is achieving in relation to the National Standards so that they can best assist with ongoing learning and development.