New Study for 2023
A new curriculum insights and progress study is getting underway in 2023. It will build on NMSSA and will be an important part of our uniquely Aotearoa New Zealand system for understanding how learners are progressing and achieving across primary schooling in relation to the refreshed New Zealand Curriculum. This website will be updated throughout 2023 with information about the new study.
What we do
NMSSA is a large-scale assessment that monitors trends in student achievement. We visit 200 schools and work with more than 5,000 students each year to build a reliable picture of achievement across the country. The information we provide is used by government, schools and teachers to improve education.
Our work is important for Aotearoa because we track students' progress in the New Zealand Curriculum. Our reports complement results from international studies of achievement.