English

English is one of the eight learning areas in the New Zealand Curriculum. The NMSSA assesses all learning areas over a five year cycle.

  • NMSSA 2015 English: Listening - Key Findings

    In 2015, the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) assessed student achievement at Year 4 and Year 8 in three areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) – English: listening, English: viewing and the arts. This report provides key findings from the English: listening study.

    Author(s): Educational Assessment Research Unit and New Zealand Council for Educational Research

    Date Published: March 2017

  • NMSSA 2015 English: Viewing - Key Findings

    In 2015, the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) assessed student achievement at Year 4 and Year 8 in three areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) – English: listening; English: viewing and the arts. This report provides key findings from the English: viewing study.

    Author(s): Educational Assessment Research Unit and New Zealand Council for Educational Research

    Date Published: March 2017

  • NMSSA 2015: Technical Information

    In 2015, The National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) assessed student achievement at Year 4 and Year 8 in three areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) – English: listening, English: viewing and the arts. This report provides technical information for English: listening, English: viewing and the arts.

    Author(s): Educational Assessment Research Unit and New Zealand Council for Educational Research

    Date Published: March 2017

  • English: Reading 2014 Overview

    In 2014 the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) assessed student achievement at Year 4 and Year 8 in two areas of The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) – English: reading and social studies. This report presents an overview of the results from the English: reading study. It will be supported by a number of additional reports that examine results for priority learner groups, explore contextual data more deeply and provide technical information related to different components of the study.

    Author(s): Education Assessment Research Unit and New Zealand Council for Educational Research

    Date Published: July 2016

  • English: Reading 2014 Contextual Report

    In 2014, the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) assessed student achievement at Year 4 and Year 8 in two areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) – English: reading and social studies. This report examines a selection of contextual data collected as part of the study of English: reading.

    Author(s): Educational Assessment Research Unit and New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Report for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2016

  • Māori Student Achievement in English: Reading

    In 2014, the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) assessed student achievement at Year 4 and Year 8 in two areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) – English: reading and social studies. This brief report presents the results for Māori students in English: reading.

    Author(s): Educational Assessment Research Unit and New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Report for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2016

  • Pasifika Student Achievement in English: Reading

    In 2014, the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) assessed student achievement at Year 4 and Year 8 in two areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) – English: reading and social studies. This brief report presents the results for Pasifika students in English: reading.

    Author(s): Educational Assessment Research Unit and New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Report for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2016

  • Achievement of Students with Special Education Needs in English: Reading

    In 2014, the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) assessed student achievement at Year 4 and Year 8 in two areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) – English: reading and social studies. This brief report presents the results for students with special education needs in English: reading.

    Author(s): Education Assessment Research Unit and New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Report for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2016

  • Technical Information 2014: Social Studies and English: Reading

    In 2014, the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) assessed student achievement at Year 4 and Year 8 in two areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) – English: reading and social studies. This report provides technical information for social studies and English: reading.

    Author(s): Educational Assessment Research Unit and New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Report for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2016

  • English: Writing 2012

    The first NMSSA assessments were undertaken in writing and science in 2012. This report presents the findings on the achievement and attitudes of year 4 and year 8 students in English: Writing and the factors associated with that achievement.

    The report also describes the achievement of subgroups of students (by gender, ethnicity, school decile and type of school) and the achievement of key population groups (Māori, Pasifika and students with special education needs).

    Author(s): Educational Assessment Research Unit and New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

    Date Published: November 2013

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