By Urs Cunningham | Posted: Tuesday July 4, 2017
Mid year reports for Year 5-6 students and some Year 4 students have gone live on ALF today.
If your child is in Year 5 or 6, or they turned 8 last year, they will have a mid year report for 2017 on ALF. If your child turned 8 this year or has yet to turn 8, they will still be on the anniversary reporting system (this system operates until students turn 8) and will already have received, or will be about to receive, an anniversary report (an 'After 3 Years at School' report). By the end of this year all Year 4 students will have turned 8, so they will all receive an End of Year report rather than an anniversary report based on the date of their birthday.
Here is the link to ALF. The link to ALF is also available on our Tizmos page. Your child/ren can sign in to ALF using their school gmail account; they will know their login and password details. If you have any difficulties accessing ALF, please do not hesitate to contact your child's whanau teacher.
We have a brief tutorial on how to access your child's report on ALF; here is the link to the video. The most recent report for each student will be at the top of the list of reports. Our ALF reports are also downloadable: in the 'Report' section of ALF you will see all of your child's reports listed. On the right hand side there is a download button (downward facing arrow) - if you click on this, a PDF version of your child's report will be downloaded to your device.
To help you make sense of the information within the report, here are some details of what is contained with the report:
1) What is in the report? The report contains national standards information for reading, writing and maths, and also the most recent assessment information for your child in these three learning areas. Additionally, it contains links to the reading and maths matrices for your child. The writing matrix is housed within ALF. Your child will be able to show you how to access this, if you do not already know how to do so. At the bottom of the report is the end of year comment for your child, written by the hub teachers.
2) What do the assessment levels mean?
~ National curriculum levels: All students will receive a national curriculum level for their writing. National expectations for these levels are:
B = beginning the level P = proficient at the level A = advanced at this level
Level 1 = years 1 and 2 (yr 1 = beginning level 1, yr 2 = proficient or advanced)
Level 2 = years 3 and 4 (yr 3 = beginning level 2, yr 4 = proficient or advanced)
Level 3 = years 5 and 6 (yr 5 = beginning level 3, yr 6 = proficient or advanced)
Level 4 = years 7 and 8 (yr 7 = beginning level 4, yr 8 = proficient or advanced)
Level 5 = years 9 and 10 (yr 9 = beginning level 5, yr 10 = proficient or advanced)
~Maths stages: For maths your child has been given an 'achieved' stage based on their number knowledge and number strategy work.
National expectations for maths stages are:
Year 1 = Stages 2/3
Year 2 = Stage 4
Year 3 = Early Stage 5
Year 4 = Stage 5
Year 5 = Early Stage 6
Year 6 = Stage 6
Year 7 = Early Stage 7
Year 8 = Stage 7
If there is any information or aspect of your child's report that you do not understand or would like further clarification about, please contact your child's whanau teacher.
The Amesbury Team