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Author(s): Viviane M.J. Robinson

This issue of set features case study articles on four South Auckland schools that have, in their different ways, taken up the challenge of significantly raising the literacy achievement levels...

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Author(s): Sue McDowall and Sally Boyd

This article outlines the implications for teachers of the findings from a comparative study of students’ editing skills and processes when using word processors and pencils to write. An...

Author(s): Mere Berryman, Cath Rau, and Ted Glynn

Ngā Kete Kōrero (The Language Baskets), a national research study commissioned by the Ministry of Māori Development Te Puni Kōkiri in 1993, has provided comprehensive information about the...

Author(s): Andy Kempe

Taking a practical approach to drama is an effective way of teaching children how to read and understand plays in performance. It may also have a significant contribution to make in helping...

Author(s): Liz Eley and Robyn Caygill

A study conducted in conjunction with the National Education Monitoring Project examined four different assessment task formats. It found that different formats were appropriate, depending on...

Author(s): Karyn Dunn

In tests on Evaluating Information in Text, overall, females performed better than males. Although students from higher decile schools performed significantly better on average than those in...

Author(s): Irene Symes, Linda Jeffries, Helen Timperley, and Mei Kuin Lai

A 1999 report showed that causes of delays in student achievement were more complex than the teachers had previously thought. One was the low expectations teachers had of the students. In an...

Author(s): Carolyn Marino, Judy Nicholl, May Paki-Slater, Helen Timperley, Mei Kuin Lai, and Heather Hampton

Nga Iwi’s commitment to forming educative partnerships between the school and its community led it to change how it reported to parents on their children’s achievement. Specifically, the school...

Author(s): Maria Heron, Judy Hucker, Chris Rooney, Viviane Robinson, Mei Kuin Lai, and Karen Mose

The researchers’ interviews of a sample of staff showed that after three years of using PAT, all staff could provide some examples of how they used the data, but some misunderstanding and...

Author(s): Pam Millward, Rose Neal, Wendy Kofoed, Judy Parr, Mei Kuin Lai, and Viviane Robinson

The researchers investigated the impact of a literacy intervention on reading and writing and the sustainability of the programme. Data on reading and writing achievement showed that while the...