National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement: Science 2017 - Insights for Teachers

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

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This report is designed to support science teaching in primary classrooms. It draws on insights generated from the assessment of the science learning area carried out by the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) in 2017.

The report is in four parts. Part one introduces NMSSA and the NMSSA science assessment. Part two presents four practical insights into learning in science. Part three considers what we can learn from the NMSSA results about the literacy and numeracy skills students need to engage with their science learning. Part four discusses the relationship between students’ knowledge of science and the science capabilities they are developing.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew Zealand
PublisherMinistry of Education New Zealand
Commissioning bodyMinistry of Education
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-927286-47-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


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