Achievement challenges

Kāhui Ako o Wakatipu (Community of Learning) has the following Achievement Challenges:

Raise achievement in Writing for all students across the Wakatipu with particular emphasis on:

  • Year 1-8 Boys' writing: By 2020 lift achievement of boys At or Above the National Standard to 85% (913), an increase of 168 boys across the Wakatipu.
  • Year 1-8 Maori students’ writing: By 2020 increase achievement of Maori students At or Above the National Standard to 85% (137), an increase of 13 Maori students across the Wakatipu.
  • Year 9 students' writing: By 2020 lift achievement of Y9 students writing from 45% (63/141) to 60% at NZ Level 5, an increase of another 21 students
  • Year 10 students' writing: By 2020 lift achievement of Y10 students writing from 39% (78/171) to 50% at NZC Level 5 Excellence or above, an increase of another 17 students.

Raise achievement through engaging learners in innovative learning practices that promote a connected, future focused education with particular focus on:

  • Year 1-8 Reading: By 2020 lift achievement of all students achieving At and Above National Standard from 84% to 89%, an increase of 116 students across the Wakatipu.

Within this, increase the number of students achieving Above National Standard from 35% to 45%, an increase of 206 students across the Wakatipu.

  • Year 1-8 Maths: By 2020 lift achievement of all students achieving At and Above National Standard from 84% to 89%, an increase of 110 students across the Wakatipu.

Within this, increase the number of students achieving Above National Standard from 25% to 35%, an increase of 206 students across the Wakatipu.

  • NCEA Achievement: By 2020 increase the percentage of students achieving NCEA Level 1 endorsed with Merit or Excellence to 70%, an increase of 7% from 2016. By 2020 increase the percentage of students achieving NCEA Level 2 endorsed with Excellence to 30%, an increase of 8% from 2016.

Directly using our ERO Community of Learning recommendations, our challenge is to :

1. Make clear expectations at each transition point by agreeing and embedding a common understanding around achievement between exiting from ECE and entry into Year 1 and between Year 8 and Year 9.

2. Develop a cohesive local curriculum and teaching practices.

Particular emphasis will focus on:

  • End of Year 1 National Standards data will increase from 69% (202/295) at or above in Reading, 80% (235/295) Writing and 86% (255/295) in Maths, by 15% for Reading and Writing and 9% for Mathematics
  • End of Year 8 National Standards data will increase from 90% (182/202) At and Above in Reading, 79% (160/202) in Writing and 79% (160/202) in Mathematics
  • The percentage of secondary school students achieving University Entrance (participation-based) will increase from 71% to 80% by 2020.