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How was the test designed?

The Junior Science:Thinking with Evidence tests were designed to integrate the the Nature of Science strand of the NZC with more traditional content. Assessment tasks are contextually based and focus on 1 (or more) of the  science capabilities. In providing all necessary information as stimulus material at the beginning of each question set (or unit), the test assesses what students can do with knowledge, rather than simply demonstrating what they know.

This section gives further information about how the test was structured, and provides insight into what makes items asessed in this way easy or difficult for students.  

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