Most of us know that we are amongst the leading group of OECD countries for education results.
Most of us are not satisfied and want improvement. That’s why Labour spent tens of millions of dollars financing the development of the world leading aSStle assessment system. Since abandoned by the Nats.
aSStle had a vital post assessment component. It suggested next steps for the kid. It didn’t matter whether they were average, in the top 10% or in the so called tail. It allowed us to push all kids.
Now under National standards we have a system where the standards are so low Key and the National Party expect every kid to pass.
If a standard is that low it is not worth having.