After six weeks of attending school in either Year 0 or Year 1, each New Zealand student completes a series of assessment tasks in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This battery of tasks is called the School Entry Assessment (SEA). Certain tasks are standardised and all are completed by a student working one-on-one with a teacher.
Upon completing the School Entry Assessment, the teacher who carried out the assessments will contact the student’s parent(s) to discuss the results. These results are useful in helping the parent(s) and teacher to identify the student’s next learning steps.
Parents may have heard of the School Entry Assessment, as a Six-Week Interview, this is the same process.