To Spray or Not to Spray?
This comprehension task assesses student ability to evaluate the ideas and information in a transactional text about an environmental issue. Students are asked to read a text, then respond to four questions. Keywords (comprehension; evaluating; transactional; School Journal; persuasion;) Publication date (02/10/2006)
What is it?
This comprehension task involves a poem being disclosed in stages. It assesses a student's ability to use evidence in the poem to predict what it could be describing. Keywords (comprehension; inference; synthesis; prediction; self assessment; poem; School Journal; visualising;) Publication date (26/08/05)
Transactional writing – Writing a recount
Students use this assessment guide to assess their writing of a recount. Teachers select the desired criteria before printing off the guides. There is a student's and a teacher's guide - this one has more examples to use as models for the criteria. Keywords (self-assessment; peer-assessment; recount; checklist; learning intentions guide;) Publication date (08/09/2004)
Paikea – Part 1
In Part 1, students interpret how the visual techniques used in the presentation of a Maori legend support the meaning of the written text. In Part 2, students are assessed on their ability to communicate and explain their use of visual techniques. Annotated student work samples using Part 2 are provided. Keywords (movement; shape; symbols; static image; comprehension; mood; work samples;) Publication date (15/06/05)
Finding your way
Students listen to instructions on where to go when visiting the mall then draw the path to be taken on a map and recall specific information. The assessment focus is on listening, recall, and following instructions Keywords (listening comprehension; instructions; recall;) Publication date (09/06/2004)
Estimation or not?
Students decide which children are estimating and which are not, and explain their reasoning Keywords (estimation; addition; concept cartoons; discourse;) Publication date (30/03/2007)
Students identify possible combinations of scores from a dart thrown at a target. They also find the lowest possible score and individual throws from a given total score. Keywords (combinations;) Publication date(15/06/2003)
Students draw in the correct number of blocks needed to balance some scales and write equations for scales that show balance. Keywords (equality; number sentences) Publication date (10/07/2006)
Pïkao (or Pïngao)
Students read an article about an investigation into the sustainable harvest of pïkao and identify key features of the investigation. Assessment focus: interpreting information about how scientists work. Keywords (Earth systems; sustainability; conservation; investigation; pikao; pingao;) Publication date (30/11/2005)
Heating metal and wood
Task: explain the effect of temperature on metal and wood. Assessment focus: the effect of heat on different materials Keywords (physics concepts; energy; heat; conduction; metals; wood;) Publication date (07/06/2005)
Task: select a card to show how to control the variables of an investigation into the rolling distance of marbles on different surfaces. Assessment focus: controlling variables.
Keywords (fair testing; controlling variables;
friction; marbles;) Publication date
Students view an on-line animation on how shadow length changes as the Sun moves into different positions and answer questions about this. Keywords (astronomical systems; shadows; animation; models;) Publication