Waikanae Primary School The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Ngā mokopuna o te ra nei Ngā rangatire o āpōpō.

Waikanae School Aggregated Student Achievement Data 2014

During the course of the year the school collects, aggregates  and analyses individual student achievement information. This information is complied into reports and provided to both the Board of Trustees and School Community via this website.

This section contains  a pdf Download of each report.

Click here to be taken to an analysis of  OTJS in Reading Writing and Maths against National Standards December 2014.  All students have been given an end of year assessment for Reading, Writing and Maths.  The assessments are Overall Teacher Judgements (OTJs) and are the teacher’s judgement as to whether the student is likely to meet the relevant National Standard at the end of the year.

Click here to be taken to an analysis of  the  Numeracy Best Fit Levels December 2014This is a relatively ‘soft’ assessment tool that relies on the teacher’s observations of a student’s ability using ‘I can sheets’. Teachers can also assess students in the one on one NUMPA test. Due to the time consuming (10 to 15 minutes per student) nature of ‘one on one’ assessments this tool is used sparingly. Nevertheless the Numeracy Best Fit Level gives a good indication of a student’s level of Number Knowledge and the sophistication of their Number Strategies

Click here to be taken to an analysis of  the  Reading Ages by Running Record December 2014.The achievement data collated in the following graphs has been collected by way of one on one Running Records. The Running Record is a relatively ‘soft’ assessment tool that relies on the teacher’s observations and interpretation of a student’s reading ability in both decoding and comprehension. It is highly effective and widely used throughout the Junior School. It is primarily a diagnostic tool for the teaching of reading and its use tends to tail off as students become proficient readers (reading age of 12 years plus).  

Click here to be taken to an analysis of  STAR Assessment against National Norms February 2014. This report analyses student achievement using the same assessment tool (STAR) in February and then again in October and compares these performances to National Norms.  They also enable teachers and parents to compare student performance across cohort groups. Stanines and their associated test scores have been scaled and ‘normed’ to fit the ‘Bell Curve of Normal Distribution’. 

Click here to be taken to an analysis of  PAT Listening Comprehension Assessment against National Norms for February 2014. This test became available in its current form to schools in 2010. This test assesses a student’s listening comprehension ability (understanding pieces of taped text that are pre-recorded). It is a useful assessment tool in that it enables us to identify students who perform well in oral situations but poorly in written situations. We look for a disparity between this test and the other tests (STAR, PAT Reading Comprehension and Reading Vocabulary). Students with a range of Stanine scores are often students with average to above average intelligence but who may have difficulties with reading or writing. As a result this test helps teachers to identify students who may need targeted teaching and learning e.g. Specialised Group Work, Rainbow Reading, Extension/Remedial Programmes, SPELD tutoring etc

Click here to be taken to an analysis of  PAT Mathematics Assessment against National Norms for February 2014.PAT Mathematics Stanines enable a student’s achievement to be compared against National Norms, Year Group Equivalents and Indicative National Standards for Years 6,7 and 8 only. They also enable teachers and parents to compare student performance across cohort groups. Stanines and their associated test scores have been scaled and ‘normed’ to fit the ‘Bell Curve of Normal Distribution’. This test became available in its current form to schools in 2007. There are various components within the test which are used by teachers to target teaching and learning. These are: Number Knowledge, Number Strategies, Algebra, Geometry/Measurement and Statistics.

Click here to be taken to an analysis of  PAT Reading Vocabulary Assessment against National Norms February 2014. PAT Reading Vocabulary Stanines enable a student’s achievement to be compared against National Norms, Year Group Equivalents and Indicative National Standards for Years 6,7 and 8 only.This test became available in its current form in 2007.  They also enable teachers and parents to compare student performance across cohort groups. Stanines and their associated test scores have been scaled and ‘normed’ to fit the ‘Bell Curve of Normal Distribution’. This test assesses the extent of a student’s vocabulary (word knowledge). This is the seventh time that this test has been used at Waikanae School and it provides excellent insights into the next steps for learning and teaching.

Click here to be taken to an analysis of  PAT Reading Comprehension Assessment against National Norms for February 2014. PAT Reading Comprehension Stanines enable a student’s achievement to be compared against National Norms, Year Group Equivalents and Indicative National Standards for Years 6,7 and 8 only. They also enable teachers and parents to compare student performance across cohort groups. Stanines and their associated test scores have been scaled and ‘normed’ to fit the ‘Bell Curve of Normal Distribution’. This test became available in its current form to schools in 2008. This test assesses a student’s level of reading comprehension.