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ERIC Number: EJ766228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Literacy Assessment, New Zealand Style
Guskey, Thomas R.; Smith, Jeffrey K.; Smith, Lisa F.; Crooks, Terry; Flockton, Lester
Educational Leadership, v64 n2 p74-79 Oct 2006
Every year, New Zealand assesses students' learning progress through the National Educational Monitoring Project (NEMP). NEMP is a national, formative evaluation effort that provides New Zealand educators with an accurate picture of students' education progress at Year 4 and Year 8, which are roughly comparable to grades 3 and 7 in the United States. Unlike the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) or various statewide assessment programs in the United States, NEMP covers nearly all areas of the New Zealand curriculum on a four-year, rotating cycle. Assessment tasks involve one-to-one interviews, stations, teams, and independent work. Results are reported only at the national level and are disaggregated by gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. No individual student or school scores are provided. By focusing primarily on formative aspects, the NEMP emphasizes the value of assessments for learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand; United States