NMSSA Report 16-IN: Insights for Teachers - NMSSA Health & Physical Education 2017

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This report is designed to support health and physical education (HPE) teaching in primary classrooms. It describes student responses to a selection of tasks from assessment of the HPE learning area carried out by the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) in 2017. The document has four parts. Part one introduces NMSSA and the NMSSA HPE assessment. Part two looks at a selection of tasks and student responses focused on critical thinking about health-related issues. Part three focusses on student skills in movement related to two physical activity tasks. Part four discusses students understandings of well-being and examines an aspect of numeracy, and an aspect of literacy as demonstrated in two tasks.

NMSSA is designed to assess student achievement across the New Zealand Curriculum at Year 4 and Year 8 in New Zealand Englishmedium state and state-integrated schools. The study is carried out over five-year cycles and each year involves nationally representative samples of students from 100 schools at Year 4 and 100 schools at Year 8. The first cycle of NMSSA ran from 2012 to 2016. Health and physical education (HPE) was assessed in 2013 and again in 2017.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDunedin, New Zealand
PublisherEducational Assessment Research Unit (EARU), University of Otago
Commissioning bodyMinistry of Education
Number of pages68
ISBN (Print)978-1-927286-46-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

Publication series

ISSN (Print)2350-3254


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