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Schools' learning journeys: Reporting to parents at Nga Iwi School

Carolyn Marino, Judy Nicholl, May Paki-Slater, Helen Timperley, Mei Kuin Lai, and Heather Hampton

Nga Iwi’s commitment to forming educative partnerships between the school and its community led it to change how it reported to parents on their children’s achievement. Specifically, the school wanted to report on achievement more accurately while ensuring that parents could understand the reports. They also wanted to report the children’s achievement against an explicit standard agreed to by both the parents and the school. Further work is needed to ensure that the reports are well understood by parents.

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