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News in March 2012

Internal assessment resource

Cartoon of children by car.

This NZ transport agency activity requires students to analyse aspects of a short oral and/or visual text(s) that has been designed to educate young people about keeping themselves, and their peers and family, safe in cars.

NZ Transport Agency

Cartoon of students in safety vests.

In this NZ Transport Agency unit, students explore ways in which our actions, and those of others, in and around cars have consequences for all of us. Students consider their own car journeys and create a persuasive text (visual/oral/written) to highlight the importance of making sensible decisions.

Te Mangōroa

Men greeting each other.

Nau mai, haere mai ki te hapori o Te Mangōroa. He rauemi a Te Mangōroa mō ngā kura reo Ingarihi. He tomokanga ki ngā kōrero, rīpoata, tatauranga, me ngā arotake puta mai i ngā wāhanga o TKI me ētahi atu paetukutuku tērā e whakaata ana i ngā whakaakoranga tōtika mō...

Level 3 post-consultation draft standards now available

Red swirl.

The Ministry and NZQA have been working with subject experts to improve the draft level 3 achievement standards.This phase of the development included consideration of responses to the consultation in August/September 2011. The consultation generated a relatively low number of replies, but the quality of those responses was very high....

Level 1 internal assessment resources to be updated

NZQA logo.

2011 was the first year for the newly aligned level 1 standards being implemented.The assessment resources for internally assessed standards are being reviewed by NZQA moderators and will be republished later this year with the “NZQA Approved” status. In many cases the assessment activities and schedules will be unchanged, but...

The algebra project

Portrait of Anna Cox.

Anna Cox, head of mathematics at St Hilda's Collegiate in Dunedin, talks about her involvement in a Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) - The algebra project. Anna believes it is important for teachers to think about why they do things, how students learn, and how to overcome the barriers...