Technical Information 2014: Social Studies and English: Reading

Publication Details

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

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Executive Summary

This report contains the following:

Information for Social Studies and English: Reading:

  • Sample characteristics for 2014.
  • Applying weights to the 2014 NMSSA samples.
  • Design effects for the 2014 NMSSA samples.

Information for Social Studies:

  • The NMSSA Social Studies assessment framework.
  • Regression analysis: the interaction between ethnicity and decile for social studies.

Information for English Reading:

  • The knowledge and application of Reading in English assessment framework.
  • Curriculum alignment in NMSSA English: Reading 2014.
  • Regression analysis: interaction between ethnicity and decile for English: reading.

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