Reports and research
The Student Achievement in New Zealand information kit describes student achievement in reading, writing and mathematics and He Kete Raraunga describes student achievement in pānui, tuhituhi and pāngarau.
The information kits include data from the CD Rom version of asTTle – and are the data on which e-asTTle is largely based.
Information about the kits, and downloadable documents, can be accessed on the Education Counts website.
Attitude domains in e-asTTle
asTTle CD-Rom was developed with one pre-defined set of attitude questions, based on the NEMP attitude questions, that were included in all test areas. This original set of attitude questions was also included in e-asTTle in 2008.
As part of the ongoing development of e-asTTle, further research was conducted into attitude domains in order to provide schools with the ability to choose from a broader range of attitude questions. Research was undertaken to develop a set of attitude domains that would provide teachers with other attitude/personality measurement domains to choose from when incorporating such measures with customised or adaptive tests. Thus, when a test is created, there would be multiple sets of attitude/personality items available.
This research report details the numerous constructs that were assessed for additional attitude or personality sets, and the constructs that were identified as being both highly relevant to students and ultimately included as e-asTTle personality/attitude domains.
All asTTle technical reports for the CD Rom versions 1 to 4 can be found here.