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Curriculum and assessment

NZCER's Curriculum and assessment work

Curriculum and assessment research projects

Curriculum for the Future is a set of three resources designed to stimulate open-ended conversations about learning and curriculum today and into the future. Part 1 is a workshop resourcePart 2 is a live action role play game, and Part 3 is a digital game for iPad  or tablet.

Project leader(s): Rachel Bolstad

To what extent can games enable learners to develop their potential as expressed by the intentions of The New Zealand Curriculum? This project aims to build research knowledge about the role that games can play for diverse learners - and teachers - in New Zealand schools.

Project leader(s): Rachel Bolstad
This project is developing a scholarly but accessible synthesis of how NCEA has played out across the last decade.
Project leader(s): Rosemary Hipkins

In this project we aim to identify the range and variety of ways in which teachers and students interact with people and groups from the science community to support students’ learning and engagement with science. Te Wāhanga is involved in exploring the types of connections/partnerships that exist between Māori students in English Medium schools and the science community.

Project leader(s): Ally Bull, Rachel Bolstad

NZCER was contracted by the Ministry of Education to deliver a programme of work related to improving achievement in science education. We worked in collaboration with CWA and The University of Waikato. The programme involved three projects, designed to find more effective ways of supporting schools to implement their science curriculum within the framework of The New Zealand Curriculum (2007).

Project leader(s): Ally Bull

This study is a collaboration between NZCER and the Educational Assessment Research Unit (EARU) of the University of Otago, on contract to the Ministry of Education.  A team of NZCER people is involved, with the project leaders listed above. You can find out more on the NMSSA website here.

The aim of NMSSA is to assess and understand student achievement. It shows what New Zealand students know, think, and can do, what they aspire to, and how they are realising their goals. It provides timely information and analysis to the Ministry of Education, the sector and the public on how well the educational system is delivering important educational outcomes.

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