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Michael Laws from The Platform interviews Dr Michael Johnston about the NCEA pilot assessment on literacy and numeracy

Just one third of the students participating in a pilot of new literacy and numeracy assessments for NCEA passed the writing assessment, and only two thirds passed each of the reading and numeracy assessments. Michael Johnston talks to Michael Laws, The Platform about the alarming results. Read more

Dr Michael Johnston
The Platform - Michael Laws
22 July, 2022
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Michael Johnston discusses the alarming results from a pilot of new literacy and numeracy assessments for NCEA

Just one third of the students participating in a pilot of new literacy and numeracy assessments for NCEA passed the writing assessment, and only two thirds passed each of the reading and numeracy assessments. Michael Johnston talks to Andrew Dickens, Newstalk ZB about the these alarming results and what needs to be done about it. Read more

Dr Michael Johnston
Newstalk ZB - Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
19 July, 2022

Media Release: Minister also wrong on NZ’s labour productivity growth after the ECA 1991

Wellington (Monday, 18 July 2022) – A policy paper released today by The New Zealand Initiative rebuts the Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety’s claim to a select committee that New Zealand’s labour productivity growth rate since 1991 was 46% below that of Australia. On figures recently supplied by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the correct figure was 30%. Read more

18 July, 2022

Media release: Minister hopelessly ill-informed

Wellington (Tuesday, 5 July 2022) – A policy paper released today by The New Zealand Initiative suggests that Minister Wood's assertions about wage rates are based on myths rather than facts. The Minister’s claim that labour’s share has fallen since 1991 is not true for employee’s share, and it is employees’ liberty that he intends to reduce. Read more

Media release
5 July, 2022

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