2019 Psychometric Analysis Report

Statistical analyses compared 2019 student performance on the digital and the paper examination formats. 

There was no conclusive evidence of a difference in achievement between these two groups of students that could be attributed to the examination format (digital or paper-based). 

This finding is similar to findings in 2017 and 2018, but for a larger group of students.  Examinations covered by the analyses in 2019 included English Levels 1, 2 and 3 and History Level 1.

The same analyses were conducted for Māori students who participated in the Level 1 English digital examination.  Their achievement was compared to a ‘matched ability’ sample of Māori students who did the paper-based Level 1 English examination.  There was no evidence of a difference in achievement between these two groups of students either.

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