We have identified three key achievement challenges initially using the 2012-2015 cluster data, and checked with data gathered in 2016. These challenges include the Writing and Mathematics Curriculum areas and School Leaver rates. We have not highlighted Reading as a focus, given that achievement rates are higher and our drivers of change are expected to shift achievement in Reading. However we will monitor ongoing achievement levels and address this area if necessary.
Within each of these achievement challenges, the Tipu Maia Kahui Ako has identified specific groups of target students. We understand that our underachieving students will need to show accelerated progress in order for our targets to be met. By 2020, we challenge ourselves to raise the achievement of our students so that 85% are achieving At or Above expected National Standards. (This will be adapted once new measures are set by the Ministry).
We believe the strategies used to target boys and Maori students in writing will lift the achievement for all through improved teacher and leader practices across all schools.