By Urs Cunningham | Posted: Friday December 6, 2019
Our reports for the second half of the school year can now be viewed on our student learning sytem, ALF (Amesbury Learning Framework).
Students from Year 0 - Year 6 will have their reports going live by the end of school on Wednesday 11th December.
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. 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:
There are several information boxes which will help you to get the most out of your report. Please do take the time to read these carefully. Your child will have read their report today with one if their teachers; it would be good to read the report with your child and talk about it.
STAR Stanines: Year 3-6 students complete a standardised reading and comprehension test called STAR. If your child was present at school when the STAR testing was completed, they will have their result added to their report.
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