National Standards came into effect in English-medium schools with pupils in Years 1 to 8 in 2010. The standards set clear expectations that students need to meet in reading, writing, and mathematics in the first eight years at school.
The Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) is being developed to support teachers’ professional judgments in relation to the National Standards, and in particular to improve thereliability and consistency of judgments over time.
This Education Gazette article explains how Wendy Kofoed, principal of Newmarket School, identified the need to review her school’s practice on reporting to parents, leading to positive communication between whānau and teachers.
The fifth report from the National Standards School Sample Monitoring and Evaluation (NSSSME) project has been released. This report covers the implementation of National Standards during 2012 and analyses trends from 2010 to 2012.
In May, the Ministry will again publish National Standards data for reading, writing and mathematics from schools and kura in Years 1-8 using The New Zealand Curriculum and (for the first time ever) information on Kura and Māori medium settings using Te Marautanga o Aotearoa against Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori...
Later this year, the Ministry of Education will release National Standards information for the second time (the first was in September 2012) on the Education Counts website. This year, the Ministry will also release information on Kura and Māori medium settings using Te Marautanga o Aotearoa against Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori.
So watch this space. You’ll be hearing more about the publication of our National Standards and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori information very soon.
In this evaluation ERO used the mathematics learning area and associated standards to look at what schools were doing to raise the achievement of students in Years 4 to 8.
A progress and consistency tool is being developed to support teachers’ professional judgments in relation to the National Standards, and to improve the measurement of learner progress over time.
Education Minister Hekia Parata says National Standards data published for the first time today on the Ministry of Education’s Education Counts website is a significant step forward in helping build the reading, writing and math skills of young learners.
This report is part of a series ERO is publishing about National Standards.
The special education needs fact sheet has been updated
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Updated on: 25 Sep 2010
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