Appendix 3: Criteria for making judgements

 

Criteria for making judgement : Trustees are working well with the National Standards

Trustees

To what extent are trustees working with the National Standards as part of their governance role in this school?

  • Trustees have a good understanding of their role in relation to working with the National Standards.
  • The board is well informed about student progress and achievement in relation to the National Standards in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • The board uses the achievement information it receives to set targets (in conjunction with school leaders) to raise achievement for identified groups of students.
  • Trustees respond to the targets through plans, resourcing decisions and ongoing monitoring of progress as part of the school’s ongoing self review.
  • The board has submitted its annual charter (which includes targets in relation to the National Standards) to the Ministry of Education OR is in the process of preparing to do this early in the year.
 

Criteria for making judgement : School leaders are working well with the National Standards

School leaders

To what extent are school leaders working with the National Standards as part of this school’s curriculum and assessment processes?

  • School leaders have a good understanding of the purpose of the National Standards in the context of their school’s curriculum and associated assessment practices.
  • School leaders collate and analyse school-wide assessment information and regularly report overall progress and achievement (National Standards) to the board of trustees. They use this information to improve teaching programmes, implement targeted interventions and plan for PLD.
  • School leaders effectively support teachers to develop their confidence in making overall teacher judgements and in associated moderation processes.
  • School leaders have supported teachers to provide at least two plain language written reports to parents, family and whānau about their child’s progress and achievement in relation to the National Standards in 2010.
  • Through reporting, parents, family and whānau understand how they can work with the school to support their child’s progress.
 

Criteria for making judgement : Teachers are working well with the National Standards

Teachers

To what extent are teachers working with the National Standards as part of this school’s curriculum and assessment processes?

  • Teachers have a good understanding of the National Standards and their implications for teaching and learning in their classroom.
  • Teachers are aware of the school’s targets to raise achievement and respond appropriately through their teaching.
  • Teachers are confident in making overall teacher judgements based on multiple sources of evidence which, where possible, include at least one norm-referenced assessment tool.
  • Teachers are continuing to develop confidence in moderating their data.
  • Teachers ensure that students understand their progress and achievement, and goals in relation to the standards and what the next steps are in their learning.