NMSSA Report 20-IN: Insights for Teachers - NMSSA Social Studies 2018

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This report is designed to support social studies learning and teaching in New Zealand classrooms. It draws on insights generated from the assessment of social studies, within the social sciences learning area, carried out by the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) in 2018.
The report is in four parts. Part One introduces NMSSA and the NMSSA social studies assessment. Part Two presents four insights into learning in social studies. Part Three presents a task exploring place, location and collaboration, and its findings. Part Four considers what we can learn from the NMSSA results about literacy and numeracy for social studies purposes
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDunedin, New Zealand
PublisherEducational Assessment Research Unit (EARU), University of Otago
Commissioning bodyMinistry of Education, New Zealand
Number of pages80
ISBN (Print)978-1-927286-54-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)2350-3238


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