Thursday, 29 March 2018

Taking Stock:

Now that the NCEA results are in, how did "Jumpstarting NCEA" for the 2016 cohort of year 10's go.


  
We had the best NCEA level one literacy and numeracy results (roll based) going back 4 years:
In terms of our Kahui Ako challenges around literacy and numeracy it was a good outcome considering most of the students entered college in year 9 at curriculum level 3 for reading, writing and maths. The outcome that is still a challenge is overall NCEA level one achievement (roll based). After working with those students who were close to 80 credits, early in term 1 2018, the final result for the 2017 academic was a 52 % pass rate. A better outcome than previous years but still a long way to go. For those that missed the challenge is now to focus on NCEA level 2. 

NEXT STEPS: Using staff and student voice/feedback,  "Jumpstart" for the year 10's at the end of 2017 was extended to 5 weeks. This resulted in 60% of the students having started the 2018 academic year with credits, fewer students on zero credits than in previous years. An added bonus is a settled start to the NCEA level 1 2018 academic year, with no students wanting to change courses. Staff have implemented firmer deadlines for assessments which are clearly spelt out on teacher learning area websites. A greater focus on literacy strategies to support learning are being implemented school wide with the support of a literacy coordinator. At the end of term one a list of priority learners "students with zero credits" will be compiled with a view to provide them with learning intensives. 

"Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week's value out of a year while another man gets a full year's value out of a week." -- Charles Richards


Monday, 14 August 2017

Reflection Time

Create Reflect: So what is the achievement looking like after approx 6 months and 5 weeks. My colleague has thankfully created a website titled "Data Garden", an excellent data repository where I could pick the data to compare NCEA level 1 progress to date over the last 2 years. The data shows that we have arrested the academic credit plunge/crises 2016 and now tracking at the levels of 2015. There are however, several areas of concern and a closer analysis of the data is required to see what interventions can be used to shift the achievement of students lagging behind the 20 credit per term goal. 

NCEA Data Summary for mid August


Level 1
2015
2016
2017
0 -19 credits
33
0 -19 credits
50
0 -19 credits
32
20 - 39 credits
51
20 - 39 credits
48
20 - 39 credits
53
40 - 59 credits
26
40 - 59 credits
24
40 - 59 credits
25
60+ credits
5
60+ credits
1
60+ credits
2
Literacy
72
Literacy
57
Literacy
70
Numeracy
60
Numeracy
33
Numeracy
59


Level 1 Maori
2015
2016
2017
0 -19 credits
16
0 -19 credits
17
0 -19 credits
16
20 - 39 credits
13
20 - 39 credits
15
20 - 39 credits
21
40 - 59 credits
5
40 - 59 credits
3
40 - 59 credits

60+ credits

60+ credits

60+ credits

Literacy
17
Literacy
12
Literacy
16
Numeracy
15
Numeracy
12
Numeracy
14


Level 1 Pasifika
2015
2016
2017
0 -19 credits
17
0 -19 credits
31
0 -19 credits
36
20 - 39 credits
36
20 - 39 credits
32
20 - 39 credits
30
40 - 59 credits
20
40 - 59 credits
21
40 - 59 credits
5
60+ credits
4
60+ credits
1
60+ credits

Literacy
53
Literacy
42
Literacy
25
Numeracy
44
Numeracy
21
Numeracy
28