National Standards

National Standards Information for Parents
In Relation to Mid Year Reports

There are six check points for your child against the National Standards whilst they are at primary school.
  • After one year at school - e.g. 6 years old
  • After two years at school - e.g. 7 years old
  • After three years at school - e.g. 8 years old
  • By the end of Year Four
  • By the end of Year Five
  • By the end of Year Six
 
Year 1-3
When reading your child’s report in relation to National Standards it is important that you take your child’s current age into account if they are in Years 1-3.
 
If your child is 5 years & 8 months they will not be officially measured against the National Standards until they turn 6.  If they are ‘on track to meet the standard’ this is exactly where they should be for their current age.  If they are ‘already meeting the standard’ they are a little ahead of where they should be for their age.  
 
If your child is 6 years & 4 months the next standard that they will officially be measured against will be the standard after two years at school - when they turn 7.  If they are ‘on track to meet the standard’ this is exactly where they should be for their current age.  If they are ‘already meeting the standard’ they are ahead of where they should be for their age.  
 
Year 4-6
Once your child is in Year 4, 5 or 6 their current age is not taken into account. 
The mid year report describes your child’s progress towards meeting the end of year standard for their year level.
 
‘Not tracking to meet standard’ - working more closely to the standard of the year level below
‘On track to meet the standard’ - they are likely to meet the standard for their year level by the end of the year
‘At the standard’ - they have already meeting the standard for the end of they year
‘Above the standard’ - they have already met the standard for their year level and they are working more closely to the standard of the year above.