The first ever National Standards for reading, writing and maths have been released in New Zealand. It’s not a comprehensive list and some schools are conspicuous by their absence.
It’s early days yet and there is no way to tell if the acceptable standards of one school are equivalent to the acceptable standards of another, but it’s a start and will give parents their first ever tool for judging how schools improve year on year.
As yet there are no national standards for humanities, science or the arts.
You can download the data here http://schoolreport.stuff.co.nz/index.html