Monthly Archives: February 2016

I’ve had enough: the truth about high stakes assessment and inflation Part 2

There may be those who question why I should be raising such an uncomfortable subject. My answer is that without confronting high stakes assessment (of the sort pertaining) nothing will change in New Zealand school education: teachers and principals will … Continue reading

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Warwick Elley: Why Are We Squandering $359 Million on Misguided Education Policies?

There is nothing new in what Warwick Elley so professionally and fluently describes below. All this was known before the teacher organisations committed themselves to money being spent on policies that constitute a tragically wrong policy direction: it entrenches all … Continue reading

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Attack! 19 Printmaking at the centre of nearly everything 3

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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Attack! 18 Printmaking at the centre of nearly everything 2

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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Attack! 17 Printmaking at the centre of nearly everything 1

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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Gerritsen sides with Parata over socio-economic influences on school learning

John Gerritsen reports thus: It was based on the results of tests of 15-year-olds conducted in 2012 for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Initial reporting in 2013 said New Zealand’s results were above average, but had worsened and … Continue reading

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I’ve had enough: the truth about high stakes assessment and inflation Part 1

A major difficulty is that the current assessment system is not about children, if it were there would be no great difficulty in changing it, but it is really about controlling the system through the instruments the assessment system provides … Continue reading

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