Norfolk School used benchmarks in reading, writing and mathematics well before National Standards were introduced. Since 2010, all schools with children in Years 1-8 have been assessing students with National Standards in reading, writing and maths.
The standards are a description of what all New Zealand children are expected to be able to do in reading, writing and mathematics in Years 1-8. They have been developed by the Ministry of Education and subject experts.
This section is designed to assist parents in understanding how they can support their child or children learn in relation to National Standards: