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Category Archives: NCEA
Staffroom photos help boost NCEA pass rates at North Shore’s Glenfield College ‘Schools can achieve any pass rates they want; it is simply a matter of being sensitive to believability limits and cheek. Principals keep their hands clean but they … Continue reading
NCEA: The Great Learning Robbery – the culprits: the government, editors and, in this instance, Simon Collins
NCEA rates slump at tiny Ngata Memorial College, but school averages improve NCEA and national standards results are being manipulated in schools, and especially NCEA: the government knows, the media knows, everyone in schools knows (ask any student, they all … Continue reading
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
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
NCEA and national standards results are being manipulated by the government to a high degree to make it look as though things are going well in education. Making things seem to go well in education allows the government a relatively … Continue reading
The metropolitan newspapers, in neoliberal fashion, are always working to construct a narrative that has teachers at fault – all that is needed being a drop-in hero principal. This website believes the best way to help all children is schools … Continue reading