Understanding scale and stanine measurements

Average Scale Score Progress
NZCER provides average scale score progress benchmarks for each year group based on valid student scale scores from the term 1 standardisation trials. The 1...
Mon, 13 May, 2024 at 10:03 AM
The Scale Score
What is a scale score? The NZCER Assist scale scores report student achievement. There are separate PAT scales for each assessment. A scale score represen...
Mon, 13 May, 2024 at 10:11 AM
Stanines and the Reference Year
How stanines work Stanines are used to compare an individual student’s achievement with the results obtained by a national reference sample chosen to repre...
Mon, 13 May, 2024 at 10:25 AM
Average Scale Position & Progress Benchmarks
Top Tip: Ensure teachers have a copy of these benchmarks (PDF) when interpreting the reports.  Term 1 positions equate with average curriculum progress....
Thu, 6 Jun, 2024 at 9:16 AM
New ways to think about PATs/STAR/STwE
This short YouTube clip explains how the assessments align with the NZ Curriculum and can confidently offer a student's position and progress against th...
Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 at 1:36 PM