By Urs Cunningham | Posted: Wednesday December 5, 2018
All students across the school will have their end of year reports available on ALF next week.
Students from Year 0 - Year 5 will have their reports going live by the end of school on Tuesday 11th December. Due to a scheduled event on Tuesday for Year 6 students, their reports will go live by the end of school on Monday 10th December, so they have time to read their report at school beforehand.
Reports are housed on ALF. The link to all reports on ALF is on the options bar that runs along the top of the home page. All students will have been shown their report on the day they go live, so they will know how to access them.
Here is the link to ALF. The link to ALF is also available on our Tizmos page. Parents can use their own login to ALF, if they have a gmail account registered with school. Please follow this link for more information about this. Alternatively, 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 the most recent assessment information for your child in reading, writing and maths, along with information about their learning behaviours and social skills. Additionally, it contains links to the maths matrix for your child. The writing and maths matrices are housed within ALF. Look at the options bar along the top of the ALF home page and you will see the maths and writing options. Your child should be able to show you how to access this, if you do not already know how to do so.
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
~STAR Stanines: Year 3-6 students complete a standardised reading and comprehension test called STAR. For the STAR test your child will receive a stanine, which is added to their report.
Stanines are a way of scaling test scores, and they run from stanine 1 to stanine 9. Stanine 5 is the mean (average) score, with stanines 4-6 indicating the average range across New Zealand. Stanines 1-3 are lower than this average range, and stanines 7-9 are higher than the average range.
If there is any information or aspect 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