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Author(s): Richard Watkins and Peter Cowley

The first edition of set: Research Information for Teachers for the new century marks a fresh beginning for NZCER’s long-established journal for teachers working in New Zealand schools. This is...

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Author(s): Russell Bishop and Ted Glynn

Kaupapa Māori principles have the power to transform the educational experience of Māori students in mainstream classrooms. For example, tino rangatiratanga requires both children and parents to...

Author(s): Maureen Rutledge

In Britain, new national testing and assessment procedures have shown girls outperforming boys across most areas of the curriculum, though girls continue to underachieve in some key areas. Boys...

Author(s): Sue Wartmann

Interviews with nine families about the transition to school for their special needs children showed that parents faced rejection and a multitude of dilemmas over access to resources, specialist...

Author(s): Jill Bevan-Brown

What approach might be helpful in identifying culturally appropriate means of catering for Māori learners with special needs? This article reports ongoing research to develop and trial a...

Author(s): Mary Hill

Research into primary teachers’ assessment and recording practices highlights three approaches to classroom assessment. These are analysed to show how they contribute to both formative and...

Author(s): Gavin Brown

New NZCER Information Skills tests explore students’ understanding of the information skills involved in using libraries, parts of a book, and reference sources. They provide strong evidence...

Author(s): Helen Dixon and Ruth Williams

The requirement to report school entry assessment data to the Ministry of Education makes SEA a high stakes activity. But how well is it working? In this study, all teachers raised concerns such...

Author(s): Grace Grima

The National Education Monitoring Project has taken up the challenge of assessing what children can do in groups. Using tasks in science, language and technology, this NEMP study showed that...

Author(s): Alex Neill

Analysing the pattern of incorrect answers to Assessment Resource Bank items is providing valuable diagnostic information. This can enable teachers to identify roadblocks to student understanding...

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