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New Zealand participated in the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) in 2006. ALL measured the prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills of…
An educational study that aims to investigate the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in the 21st century.
The National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) is designed to assess and understand student achievement across the curriculum at the primary level in New Zealand…
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The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is an educational research study on children’s reading literacy achievement conducted in countries around the worl…
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international study that assesses three key areas of knowledge and skills: reading, mathematical and science li…
The Student Outcome Information Kit (SOIK) describes student achievement in reading, writing and mathematics. He Kete Raraunga describes achievement in pānui, tuhituhi and pān…
The funding for the study awards in Māori and Pasifika education research has been redirected to go through the Ngārimu Board, which administers a number of Ngā…
Survey of Adult Skills
New Zealand is participating in Cycle 2 of the OECD's Survey of Adult Skills. This is part of the OECD's Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIA…
The Teaching and Learning International Survey is an international study of teachers and teaching.
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an educational research study on student achievement in mathematics and science around the world.
Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling
This home page contains information about the Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling Project, a study undertaken by the Research Division of the Ministry of Education.…