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External assessments for Digital Technologies

I recently reviewed the results for NCEA Digital technologies external assessments Level 1 (Year 11, Form 5). Seems that 50% of  students failed the Information Management(IM) assessment, a disproportionately larger number being boys. That is quite a high rate of failure.  As it turns … Continue reading

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All quiet on the blog front

All quiet..due to all the NCEA Level 1,2 and 3 assessments to be marked this weekend. I suspect the reason many Senior students get stressed in the last couple of weeks prior to exams is the pure volume of internal … Continue reading

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Do students read instructions? Ever?

I have found that students are not so great at reading instructions. In fact, several students missed out on a Merit achievement because they failed to read instructions fully. I therefore devised the following exercise for two classes to complete (slightly different) … Continue reading

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Difficulty Analysis by Patrick Bruce (father) 1974

http://tinyurl.com/difficultyanalysis Written in 1974 related to School Cert and UE at the time…

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