NZCER provides average scale score progress benchmarks for each year group based on valid student scale scores from the Term 1 standardisation trials. The 12 month scale progress benchmarks( 4 terms) can be used as a guide to compare individual student /class progress between two assessment time points. i.e over two terms = 50% of the average progress score.
Each subject has its own scale for measuring the difficulty of the questions and the student’s level of skill and knowledge, based on the questions they answered correctly. Each scale aligns broadly with NZC curriculum levels, and runs through every test in any one subject, representing Level 1 -5 of the curriculum. The scale can be used at any time to measure student position, in line with curriculum levels, or, calculate progress against average progress benchmarks.