DR JOHN BOEREBOOM suggests that a school’s effectiveness should be judged on the basis of how much the students learned from the time they entered the school to the time they left rather than simply relying on a traditional ‘snapshot’ measure in the NCEA exams.
The three yearly PISA cycle ranks 70 countries based on a one-day snapshot of 15 year olds across reading, mathematics and science. Each cycle focuses on a different area; the 2015 focus was on science.
Massey University doctoral student SARAH AIONO discusses the impact of National Standards on students in their first year of schooling.
With issues surrounding moderation, consistency and ranking continuing to plague NCEA and National Standards, JUDE BARBACK considers some ideas touted to bring more relevancy, meaning and fairness to our national models of assessment.
STEPHANIE MENZIES enters a plea to bring play back into the classroom.