New Secure Resources Available
During the end of term 1 break some teachers voluntarily prepared some assessment tasks that can be used by schools in their practice exams for the end of year or at another time appropriate to them. These are secure tasks and they must not be allowed to leave the classroom with the students. If the student needs more practice with this style of question they should use other sources for such examples.
At this stage there are assessment tasks that have been uploaded to the NZAMT website for the level 1 and level 2 externally assessed standards. These will be in the secure assessment part of the web site.
There is one task for each standard at level one and level two except for 91027 (the MCAT) where there are two tasks. There may be a further task for each of level 2 algebra and statistics later in the term. The level 3 statistics tasks are with the checkers and the level 3 calculus tasks are being modified following checking.
Every effort has been made to have the assessment tasks mathematically error free but time has not always allowed for papers to be rechecked after they have been modified. As part of good assessment practice it is expected that the teachers will check both the assessment task and schedule before using the task. In checking of tasks, in the NZAMT process, we focus on the goodness of fit to the standard as we see it. The ownership of language and contexts remain with the writer. Again it is expected that exercising good assessment practice this will be checked as to appropriateness for the students in a given school before using the task. We all know when questions are changed there are times when errors occur. Please ensure that you do check the tasks before using them.