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.
All schools strive to engage with their communities. Some do it better than others. Here, JUDE BARBACK looks at an outstanding example of school-iwi partnerships in Ruapehu.
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.
Teacher Toni Ferens helps align puberty education resources with The New Zealand Curriculum and classroom teaching.
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.
JUDE BARBACK looks at the mounting tensions in Northland as PPTA members enforce their ban on teaching students from the new partnership school.