Category Archives: National standards

This is the moment for decisive action against CoLs Part 1

This is the moment – this is the moment for decisive action, the CoLs must be disrupted to their eventual diminution or disappearance, or school education is going to have another generation of learning decline and professional limitation. This is … Continue reading

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Dear Ms Kaye from the NZEI executive (highly confidential)

Dear Ms Kaye from the NZEI executive (highly confidential) NZEI executive Highly confidential Dear Ms Kaye We’re still very excited about your appointment and looking forward to being modernised. We’re quite shivery in anticipation about that one but, in respect … Continue reading

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If Chris Hipkins can’t do it give it to Kelvin Davis Part 1

If you scanned through what follows, you might ask, what has this to do with Chris Hipkins and Kelvin Davis? Well, recently in the Herald (April 13, 2017) there was a gushing article about how wonderful Hekia Parata had been … Continue reading

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NMSSA results and NS: more evidence of high stakes inflation

The National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) project began in 2012 and assesses student performance across the y. 4 and y. 8 alignments as set in the New Zealand Curriculum. In 2013, the NMSSA assessed mathematics (also some other … Continue reading

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