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PNG Curriculum Reform Implementation Project : implementation project report on the pilot curriculum standards monitoring test

By Chris Freeman, Prue Anderson and George Morgan


This report presents an analysis of the test data from the Curriculum Standards Monitoring Test (CSMT) Pilot program, conducted in 2003 - 2004. It has been prepared by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the Department of Education (DoE), with the support of the Curriculum Reform Implementation Project (CRIP). The terms of reference for the pilot CSMT required ACER and Curriculum Development Division (CDD) to conduct an assessment of PNG student achievements in literacy and numeracy in Grades 3, 4, 5 and 8 against the then current curriculum, taking into account also the outcomes of the new reform elementary and upper primary curriculum. The brief for the program required the study to inform key stakeholders about the following key issues. 1. The feasibility and sustainability of a curriculum and student performance monitoring program. 2. The feasibility and implementation of building capacity programs within PNG to sustain a monitoring program. 3. The collection of baseline data from the pilot CSMT program which could be used as benchmark against which to compare any future data collected through the program. 4. The provision of information on a range of curriculum related issues and other factors impacting upon school and community life. 5. Data and information that would enable TMT to make research based decisions in key policy areas. 6. Provide examples of reports and feedback to schools that could be used to inform classroom practice and school improvement programs. 7. Exemplars of good assessment practice

Topics: Curriculum Standards Monitoring Test, CSMT, Vernacular reading, English reading, Mathematics, PNG, Papua New Guinea, Monitoring, Numeracy, Curriculum standards, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Publisher: ACEReSearch
Year: 2005
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