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Author(s): Bev Webber

This issue of set contains a major feature section – seven articles in all – on assessment. The amount of research being carried out in this area indicates that assessment is still one of the...

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Author(s): Charles Darr

Research into mathematics education has highlighted that many students struggle to develop an appropriate understanding of the equals sign. When over 300 students at a large intermediate school...

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Author(s): James Graham

The notion of “kanohi ki te kanohi” contact between boards of trustees, teachers and Māori whānau is explored as a simple yet effective mode for developing genuine partnership between schools...

Author(s): Ann Lewis and Brahm Norwich

This paper condenses our conclusions from an extensive review of published evidence concerning teaching strategies used with children with learning difficulties. The review was carried out in...

Author(s): Arohia Durie

How can the New Zealand curriculum encompass Māori values and perspectives? Arohia Durie comments on the issues.
 

Author(s): Eleanor Hawe, Helen Dixon, Ruth Williams, and Bryan Tuck

In 1997 the Ministry of Education launched the School Entry Assessment (SEA) kit, a non-mandatory set of standardised assessment tasks for new entrants. Teachers at 75 Auckland primary schools...

Author(s): Alison Gilmore

A group of teachers examined over 400 assessment tasks in the NEMP probe study reports from 1995 to 2000. From mapping each task onto the curriculum, the teachers were able to identify 23 tasks...

Author(s): Sally Boyd

In this article, two recent case studies are used to give examples of how Assessment Resource Bank (ARB) resources, along with other assessment tools, are being used for both formative and...

Author(s): Helen Dixon and Ruth Williams

Research suggests that teachers need a great deal of professional support if they are to acquire and use new knowledge and skills, but within the area of formative assessment teachers have often...

Author(s): Karyn Dunn and Chris Marston

In November 2001, NZCER conducted a survey of the English and mathematics assessment practices of teachers at Years 5, 7, and 9. Initiatives such as the changes made to the National Administration...

Author(s): Karyn Dunn and Chris Marston

This is the second of two articles in this issue of set based on some of the major findings from the survey of classroom assessment practices in English and mathematics at Years 5, 7, and 9...