MONITORING SUBJECT VARIATION WITHIN A NEW ZEALAND STANDARDS-BASED ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

MONITORING SUBJECT VARIATION WITHIN A NEW ZEALAND STANDARDS-BASED ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

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MONITORING SUBJECT VARIATION WITHIN A NEW ZEALAND STANDARDS-BASED ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

In 2002, New Zealand moved from a subject-based external examination system to a standards-based generalized system with both internal and external examinations. There are now over 60,000 credited standards within the national framework in the senior secondary schools and beyond. These standards span a wide range of academic and vocational areas. Although one of the two categories of standards offers grades in achievement, merit or excellence, the focus of the system is on the number of standards passed, irrespective of the subject area or grade. The change to the recent system created a number of issues, among them an important one being the perceived loss of subject comparability. The New Zealand CEM Centre has been in a unique position to successfully monitor this issue using prior assessment from value added indicator systems as an anchor. The approach has highlighted comparative subject issues that can be hidden within a generalized standards-based system.

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