Saturday, 1 April 2017

Linear Algebra - Data

"Most people quit because they look how far they have to go, not how far they have come" - Anon.

Just reflecting on how my NCEA L1 Maori learners are progressing, as we near the end of term 1. Our NCEA L1 Algebra assessment, worth 3 credits, was postponed from Tuesday to Friday as learners did not feel confident enough on the day.

On the Friday 6 students (60%) were absent, 3 students (30%) did not sit (DNS) as they felt that they needed to build more confidence and 1 student (10%) sat the assessment. A comparison of data is shown in the table below.
  
AS 91029
Internal
3 credits
% Maori 1104MAT - 2017
% Maori 1104MAT - 2016
Maori National Decile Equivalent (%) - 2016
N
90% - DNS
33% - DNS
17.8%
A
10%
50%
62.2%
M
0%
17%
14.7%
E
0%
0%
5.3%

A final extension will be given in the last week of term which is 2 weeks away. Fingers crossed, we hope to reduce the number of students with DNS (did not sit) as it defaults to not Achieved (N).

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