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Reflections on being “labelled” by National Standards

Rosemary Hipkins

"What are the conditions required for standards to not only be used to measure improvement but also to inform student learning and teaching for improvement purposes in the context of national curriculum and assessment reform?" (Klenowski & Wyatt Smith, 2010, p. 108)

Isn't this what you might call a "million dollar" question? Many New Zealand schools are currently facing this challenge and asking questions such as this with good reason.

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