Mathematics and Statistics

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

  • Wānangatia te Putanga Tauira National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement: Mathematics and Statistics 2013

    In 2013, the dual focus for the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) was mathematics and statistics, and health and physical education. A nationally representative sample of approximately 2000 students at Year 4 and Year 8 took group-administered paper-and-pencil assessments in mathematics and statistics, and responded to questions about their attitudes, learning experiences and support for learning. A sub-sample of approximately 800 students at each of these year levels, also took part in individual assessments focussed on aspects of learning in mathematics and statistics.

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

    Date Published: May 2015