School Reports on Hero

To access your child's report, simply login to the Hero app and click on the three lines at the top left hand side of the home screen.

From there, click on the little arrow to the right of your child's name, and then select the 2022 Report to see graphs of where your child is at.

You can also select the "Assessments for reports" option, where you will be taken to raw data of various assessments the school uses.

There are explanations of what the numbers represent below to help you understand what the data means.

NZ Curriculum Levels

The graph to the right indicates expected curriculum levels for students at school.

It shows that most students at Year 2 will be working at Curriculum level 1, though there will be students at Year 3, and even at few at Year 4 that might also be working at this level.

Also, most students at Year 4 will be working at level 2, though there still maybe a few as low as Year 2, and as high as Year 6, that might be working at this level.

PAT stanines

This graph shows the distribution of stanines in PAT tests.

Stanines are along the bottom, and the percentages refer to the percentage of students expected to get those stanines. So you can see that most students are expected to get a stanine 4, 5, or 6.

The higher the stanine, the higher the student scored in the assessment.

You will also see a "Scale" score for reports. While the stanines can often remain the same, indicating that your child is getting a similar score relative to other students across the country, the scale score should continually increase from assessment to assessment. and is a good way to check progress (mindful that scores will often drop over the school holidays when students haven't been at school for 6 weeks).

Do not be alarmed if it does drop in a test or two, so long as over time the scores are generally getting better.

Scale scores listed along the bottom.

CAFE writing level

The table to the right shows what the CODE writing level in reports means. These are expected levels, but as shown in the graph above students will often be one or two levels above and/or below these epected levels.

CAFE stands for Content, Accuracy, Format, and Extending Vocabulary.

Each student is assessed on each one of those sections, and we also give students an overall score based on those assessments.

Maths levels

The table to the right shows how the math levels in reports lines up with each year level.

These are broad guidelines, and I will also make reference to the NZ Curriulum levels at the top of this page that shows there is a wide band of expectation for students to be at a variety of levels.

In order to get a more accurate picture of where your child is at make sure to contact your child's teacher.