New Zealand First is alarmed the Ministry of Education appears to have altered the results of National Standards data in an effort to disguise flawed tests.
There is increasing concern National Standards results are flawed and the Government is using flawed data to make educational achievements look better than they actually are says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First has accused the government of wasting $15 million of taxpayers’ money on an unreliable and unproven reporting system for data on national standards in schools.
New Zealand First is supporting moves to stop the Government from closing the Ranui Primary Special Needs Unit in West Auckland which would force the kids to attend mainstream classes.
New Zealand First has accused the Government of wasting money marketing educational National Standards instead of helping the frontline teaching of basics such as reading, writing and numeracy.