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NTLT 2012 - Assessing the numeracy skills of tertiary learners

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  • Based on records of 81,000 numeracy assessments in 2011.
  • Steps 1-6 in the legend refer to the Learning Progressions steps corresponding to learners’ first assessment scores in 2011.Based on records of approximately 50,000 learners assessed at least once in 2011 for General Numeracy; approximately 5,900 learners assessed at least once for Number Knowledge; and approximately 3,800 assessed at least once for Number Strategies and Measurement.
  • Based on approximately 2,700 learners assessed for both General Numeracy and Number Knowledge; approximately 1,700 assessed for both General Numeracy and Number Strategies and Measurement; and approximately 1,000 assessed for both Number Knowledge and Number Strategies and Measurement.
  • Steps 1-6 in the legend refer to the Learning Progressions steps corresponding to learners’ first assessment scores in 2011.Based on records of approximately 50,000 learners assessed at least once in 2011 for General Numeracy; approximately 5,900 learners assessed at least once for Number Knowledge; and approximately 3,800 assessed at least once for Number Strategies and Measurement.
  • Steps 1-6 in the legend refer to the Learning Progressions steps corresponding to learners’ first assessment scores in 2011.Based on records of approximately 16,000 learners assessed more than once in 2011 for General Numeracy; approximately 1,100 learners assessed more than once in 2011 for Number Knowledge, and approximately 600 learners assessed more than once in 2011 for Number Strategies and Measurement.For General Numeracy, the number of reassessed learners at each first assessment step was: Step 1: 700Step 2: 1,000Step 3: 3,300Step 4: 4,300Step 5: 4,600Step 6: 2,100
  • Steps 1-6 in the legend refer to the Learning Progressions steps corresponding to learners’ first assessment scores in 2011.Based on records of approximately 21,000 female and approximately 30,000 male learners assessed at least once in 2011 for General Numeracy.
  • Steps 1-6 in the legend refer to the Learning Progressions steps corresponding to learners’ first assessment scores in 2011.Based on records of approximately 8,000 female and 8,000 male learners assessed more than once in 2011 for General Numeracy;
  • Steps 1-6 in the legend refer to the Learning Progressions steps corresponding to learners’ first assessment scores in 2011.Based on records of approximately 29,000learners whose qualification level could be identified and who were assessed at least once in 2011 for General Numeracy.
  • Steps 1-6 in the legend refer to the Learning Progressions steps corresponding to learners’ first assessment scores in 2011.Based on records of approximately 29,000learners whose qualification level could be identified and who were assessed at least once in 2011 for General Numeracy.
  • Steps 1-6 in the legend refer to the Learning Progressions steps corresponding to learners’ first assessment scores in 2011.Based on records of approximately 8,900learners whose qualification level could be identified as Level 1, 2 or 3, and who were assessed more than once in 2011 for General Numeracy.
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    • 1. Assessing the numeracyskills of adult learnersChris LaneMinistry of EducationOctober 12
    • 2. Presentation outlineLiteracy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool:• Results from 2011 for three numeracy skills assessed• Issues in measuring skills and gain• General Numeracy profiles and gains according togender and qualification level
    • 3. Assessment Tool 2011: Percentage ofassessments for each numeracy skill 5.7 8.8 General Numeracy Number Knowledge Number Strategies and Measurement 85.5
    • 4. Learning Progression Steps on first assessment in 2011 for numeracy skills 35Percentage of first assessments in 2011 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 General Numeracy Number Knowledge Number Strategies and Measurement Numeracy skill Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
    • 5. Correlations between first assessmentscores for the three numeracy skills Number Number Strategies Knowledge and Measurement 0.81 0.75 General Numeracy Number Strategies 0.83 and Measurement
    • 6. Percentage of learners reassessed for numeracy skills, by initial Step 50Percentage of learners reassessed in 2011 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 General Numeracy Number Knowledge Number Strategies and Measurement Skill assessed Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
    • 7. Statistically significant gain for numeracy skills in 2011, by first assessment step 70Percentage with significant gain in 2011 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 General Numeracy Number Knowledge Number Strategies and Measurement Numeracy skill assessed and reassessed Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
    • 8. Issues in measuring skills and gain• Coverage: percentage of learners assessed, reassessed• Composition: different learner mixes in different programs• Random variation, measurement error• Assessment type: adaptive (full, snapshot), non-adaptive• Preparation, engagement and motivation• Greater gains for those who initially score low: more scopefor improvement, more educational attention, support frompeers?• Practice effect: learning the assessment vs learning theskill
    • 9. Learning Progression Steps at first assessment forGeneral Numeracy, by gender 35 Percentage of first assessments in 2011 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Female Male Gender Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
    • 10. Percentage of learners with significant gain for General Numeracy, by initial Step and gender 70Percentage with significant gain in 2011 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Female Male Gender Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
    • 11. First assessment Steps for General Numeracy in 2011, by qualification level 45Percentage of first assessments in 2011 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Levels 5-7 Bachelors+ Level of qualification Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
    • 12. Percentage of learners reassessed for General Numeracy, by initial Step and qualification level 50Percentge of learners reassessed in 2011 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Levels 5-7 Bachelors+ NZQF level of qualification
    • 13. Percentage of learners with significant gain for General Numeracy, by initial Step and qualification level 60Percentage with significant gain in 2011 50 40 30 20 10 0 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 NZQF level of qualification Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

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