Parents to get progress charts

The Dominion Post 23/10/2009

Parents will be able to follow their children’s progress on the Government’s new national primary school standards with a Plunket-style chart that shows strengths and weaknesses and alerts parents to problems. The reports, which will come out twice a year, will also include sections with teachers’ comments, practical steps parents can take to help their children improve, learning goals and whether they need extra support at school. But education groups are warning against standards data being turned into publicly available league tables comparing schools.