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NMSSA releases latest student achievement findings for mathematics and health

The National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) has released its 2022 findings on student achievement in mathematics & statistics, and health & physical education.  

The study analysed results from a nationally representative sample of Year 4 and Year 8 students in both subjects, providing a reliable snapshot of student achievement that builds on previous analysis. 

Overall, achievement remained stable compared to previous assessments for both year groups. However there were slight but statistically significant declines for ākonga Māori, Pacific learners and girls in mathematics at Year 8.  

Both reports, as well as summaries of findings for each, can be found below.  

NMSSA 2022 Findings - Mathematics and Statistics

NMSSA 2022 Findings - Health and Physical Education

About NMSSA 

NMSSA is a joint study between the University of Otago’s Educational Assessment Research Unit, and the New Zealand Council for Educational Research.  

NMSSA assesses the achievement of representative samples of students across Aotearoa in the eight learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum. The study regularly releases achievement data and insights that can support teaching and learning. In 2023, the University of Otago and NZCER have been working on a new expanded study, that builds on NMSSA and is closely aligned to the refreshed NZ curriculum (Te Mātaiaho). 

18 July 2023