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NMSSA Visit

posted Aug 10, 2017, 5:41 PM by Reception @TMCS


Next week we will be hosting a team as part of the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement.  As part of their visit they will be working with selected Year 4 students (you will be aware if your child is involved) from Wednesday to Friday.


NMSSA’s role is to assess and understand the achievement of primary school students across the New Zealand curriculum. The programme has been in operation since 2012 and is a collaboration between the Educational Assessment Research Unit at the University of Otago, the New Zealand Council for Educational Research and the Ministry of Education.


The purpose of NMSSA is to get a broad picture of student achievement in New Zealand. It does this by assessing representative samples of New Zealand school students at successive points in time so that:

  • trends in educational performance can be identified and reported;

  • factors that influence student achievement can be identified and reported;

  • good information is available to assist policy makers, curriculum specialists

  • and educators with their planning and

  • the public has more information about trends in educational achievement.


We hope the team enjoy their time with us.


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