National Standards ‘doesn’t make much difference’
In the latest figures out today, 80 per cent of teachers surveyed by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) said the policy had not made a big difference to student achievement.
Education Minister Hekia Parata herself acknowledged students’ achievement was stagnating, and she was braced for new international rankings to reflect that.
In a speech to the Iwi Chairs Forum, she said the Government was bracing for a drop in achievement rankings when OECD figures were released next week.
She said that drop will be made to look worse compared with Asian countries, which were lifting their game.
But Parata denied New Zealand only looked like it was struggling because of their success.
The NZCER figures also showed that only 7 per cent of principals and 15 per cent of teachers agreed the standards were robust.
This comes after research released yesterday from Waikato University showed the Government’s National Standards programme was doing more harm than good.
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