National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement - Learning Languages 2021 Key Findings

Educational Assessment Research Unit, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Mustafa Asil

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The National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) is a national sampling study designed to assess student achievement across the New Zealand Curriculum at Year 4 and Year 8 in English-medium state and state integrated schools. The study is organised in five-year cycles. The first cycle ran from 2012 to 2016. The 2021 study represents the culmination of Cycle 2. As part of the 2021 study, NMSSA used questionnaires for students, teachers and principals to monitor the learning languages learning area of the curriculum. The study also included a short assessment of achievement in te reo Māori. The last NMSSA study involving learning languages was in 2016.

This report is designed to provide a succinct overview of key findings related to learning languages from the 2021 study. The report is supplemented by a report focused on curriculum insights for teachers, a technical report and an online interactive statistical application. All reports and the interactive application can be found on the NMSSA website.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew Zealand
PublisherMinistry of Education New Zealand
Commissioning bodyMinistry of Education
Number of pages74
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-927286-68-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-927286-67-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


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