followup to OIA 1157176

Mr ED Hirsche made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

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From: Mr ED Hirsche

;Dear Ministry of Education,

I am writing in followup to your OIA reply 1157176 to Sarah Habershon in November 2018. In that request, you disclosed a presentation entitled 'what do we know about system performance' by Craig Jones. In that presentation, you refer to e-asTTIE data - eg on slide 4. I am writing now to understand more about this data.

1. Please can you release the raw data used to calculate the blue 'median student' line on page 4 in the above referenced presentation.

2. Please release any more detailed descriptive statistics that you have on student performance on the e-asTTIE assessments over age, as well as over time, ideally covering both literacy as well as numeracy. I'd be particularly interested in seeing any information on average performance by decile or region, or performance at school level. I'd also be interested in descriptive information on numbers of students taking the test, how frequently, and how representative of the population you consider them to be. Some of the footnotes in the presentation seem to refer to a paper written in 2016 analysing the e-asTTIE data. This would be a good starting place - but would prefer more recent analysis if available.

3. I would like to see any briefing papers you have on the e-asTTIE data as a system for measuring system performance. (This is not a data set which is well published on any other platform that I can find.) This might take the form of a Ministerial (or similar) paper outlining the features of the data.

I appreciate this is a complex request. Please treat part 2 as a priority if this becomes time consuming. Please also contact me if further clarification would help to refine my request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr ED Hirsch

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Dear team,

To remind you that the mandatory deadline for replying to this OIA request has now passed. (21 May was deadline. Today is 25 May.) Please reply with the requested information immediately.

Yours sincerely,

Mr ED Hirsch

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Dear Mr ED Hirsche,
 
Thank you for inquiry about your Official Information Act request
regarding the Ministry of Education’s use of e-asTTle data.
 
The Ministry recently processed an Official Information Act request and
published the response at the link below. This OIA response already
includes all the information we are able to release in relation to
e-asTTle inquiries at this time.
 
[1]https://www.education.govt.nz/our-work/i...
 
You will need to scroll down to the table entry for 25 March titled
“Advice and analysis on e-asTTle learning tool and its use.” Note that OIA
requests relate to information the Ministry currently holds, they are not
a means to commission additional analyses or to initiate dialogues on
topics. For this reason we are not able to answer some of the questions in
your initial request.
 
In the OIA response published above, you will find links to a number of
documents that we think give you a picture of the properties of e-asTTle,
and what it tells us about student progress. Some of these are
publications, and others are internal working documents that have been
released in response to requests from the public.
 
There are two research reports we have published using e-asTTle data:
•       Ministry of Education (May 2018). Achievement and progress in
mathematics, reading and writing in primary schooling (Analysis of
e-asTTle assessment data, 2011 to 2016):
[2]https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publ...
•       Ministry of Education (May 2018). Education Insights –
Understanding student progress and achievement:
[3]https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publ...
•       Internal presentation that summarises results from analysis
looking at the long-term progress of students from Years 4 to 10:
[4]https://education.govt.nz/assets/Uploads....
•       Internal presentation that summarises results from analysis
examining the measurement properties (validity, reliability, and
representativeness) of e-asTTle:
[5]https://education.govt.nz/assets/Uploads....
•       Set of tables showing how many students and schools participate in
e-asTTle assessments:
[6]https://education.govt.nz/assets/Uploads....
 
I have also attached some notes (below) on how e-asTTle is used by
teachers and how it contributes to knowledge about student progress and
achievement.
 
There is one further analysis the Ministry has undertaken using e-asTTle
data that is still being prepared for release. This is an analysis of the
impact of Covid-19 on student learning, which will become part of our
[7]He Whakaaro education insights series that is published on our
Education Counts website. This analysis has taken longer than we expected
to complete but we are expecting that this will be published in June or
July this year. I am happy to send you a follow up email to confirm when
this publication will be available.
 
I hope you find this information useful in your work.
 
Ngâ mihi
 
David Sanders | Principal Advisor
Office of the Deputy Secretary | Te Tari o te Tumuaki Tuarua
Evidence, Data and Knowledge Group | Te Puna Mohiotanga Rôpû
 
 
From: Mr ED Hirsche <[8][FOI #15244 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 22 April 2021 7:04 AM
To: Enquiries National <[9][email address]>
Subject: [BULK] Official Information request - followup to OIA 1157176
 
Dear Ministry of Education,
 
I am writing in followup to your OIA reply 1157176 to Sarah Habershon in
November 2018. In that request, you disclosed a presentation entitled
'what do we know about system performance' by Craig Jones. In that
presentation, you refer to e-asTTIE data  - eg on slide 4. I am writing
now to understand more about this data.
 
1. Please can you release the raw data used to calculate the blue 'median
student' line on page 4 in the above referenced presentation.
 
2. Please release any more detailed descriptive statistics that you have
on student performance on the e-asTTIE assessments over age, as well as
over time, ideally covering both literacy as well as numeracy.  I'd be
particularly interested in seeing any information on average performance
by decile or region, or performance at school level. I'd also be
interested in descriptive information on numbers of students taking the
test, how frequently, and how representative of the population you
consider them to be. Some of the footnotes in the presentation seem to
refer to a paper written in 2016 analysing the e-asTTIE data. This would
be a good starting place - but would prefer more recent analysis if
available.
 
3. I would like to see any briefing papers you have on the e-asTTIE data
as a system for measuring system performance. (This is not a data set
which is well published on any other platform that I can find.) This might
take the form of a Ministerial (or similar) paper outlining the features
of the data.
 
I appreciate this is a complex request. Please treat part 2 as a priority
if this becomes time consuming. Please also contact me if further
clarification would help to refine my request.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Mr ED Hirsch
 
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Dear Mr ED Hirsche,
 
Earlier this month you made an OIA request in relation to the use of
e-asTTle tools.
 
An e-asTTle-based analysis that we withheld on the basis of imminent
release has now been published on Education Counts.
 
The document is titled “He Whakaaro: Student learning during COVID-19:
Literacy and maths in Years 4-10.” It can be accessed via the link below.
 Also available at the same link is a Technical Appendix “Using e-asTTle
to model short-term learning.”
 
[1]He Whakaaro: Student learning during COVID-19: Literacy and maths in
Years 4-10 | Education Counts
 
Ngâ mihi
 
David Sanders | Principal Advisor
Office of the Deputy Secretary | Te Tari o te Tumuaki Tuarua
Evidence, Data and Knowledge Group | Te Puna Mohiotanga Rôpû
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: David Sanders
Sent: Tuesday, 1 June 2021 11:18 AM
To: [FOI #15244 email]
Cc: OIA Mailbox <[email address]>; Lorraine Monahan
<[email address]>
Subject: RE: [BULK] Official Information request - followup to OIA 1157176
 
 
Dear Mr ED Hirsche,
 
Thank you for inquiry about your Official Information Act request
regarding the Ministry of Education’s use of e-asTTle data.
 
The Ministry recently processed an Official Information Act request and
published the response at the link below. This OIA response already
includes all the information we are able to release in relation to
e-asTTle inquiries at this time.
 
[2]https://www.education.govt.nz/our-work/i...
 
You will need to scroll down to the table entry for 25 March titled
“Advice and analysis on e-asTTle learning tool and its use.” Note that OIA
requests relate to information the Ministry currently holds, they are not
a means to commission additional analyses or to initiate dialogues on
topics. For this reason we are not able to answer some of the questions in
your initial request.
 
In the OIA response published above, you will find links to a number of
documents that we think give you a picture of the properties of e-asTTle,
and what it tells us about student progress. Some of these are
publications, and others are internal working documents that have been
released in response to requests from the public.
 
There are two research reports we have published using e-asTTle data:
•       Ministry of Education (May 2018). Achievement and progress in
mathematics, reading and writing in primary schooling (Analysis of
e-asTTle assessment data, 2011 to 2016):
[3]https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publ...
•       Ministry of Education (May 2018). Education Insights –
Understanding student progress and achievement:
[4]https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publ...
•       Internal presentation that summarises results from analysis
looking at the long-term progress of students from Years 4 to 10:
[5]https://education.govt.nz/assets/Uploads....
•       Internal presentation that summarises results from analysis
examining the measurement properties (validity, reliability, and
representativeness) of e-asTTle:
[6]https://education.govt.nz/assets/Uploads....
•       Set of tables showing how many students and schools participate in
e-asTTle assessments:
[7]https://education.govt.nz/assets/Uploads....
 
I have also attached some notes (below) on how e-asTTle is used by
teachers and how it contributes to knowledge about student progress and
achievement.
 
There is one further analysis the Ministry has undertaken using e-asTTle
data that is still being prepared for release. This is an analysis of the
impact of Covid-19 on student learning, which will become part of our
[8]He Whakaaro education insights series that is published on our
Education Counts website. This analysis has taken longer than we expected
to complete but we are expecting that this will be published in June or
July this year. I am happy to send you a follow up email to confirm when
this publication will be available.
 
I hope you find this information useful in your work.
 
Ngâ mihi
 
David Sanders | Principal Advisor
Office of the Deputy Secretary | Te Tari o te Tumuaki Tuarua
Evidence, Data and Knowledge Group | Te Puna Mohiotanga Rôpû
 
 
From: Mr ED Hirsche <[9][FOI #15244 email]>
Sent: Thursday, 22 April 2021 7:04 AM
To: Enquiries National <[10][email address]>
Subject: [BULK] Official Information request - followup to OIA 1157176
 
Dear Ministry of Education,
 
I am writing in followup to your OIA reply 1157176 to Sarah Habershon in
November 2018. In that request, you disclosed a presentation entitled
'what do we know about system performance' by Craig Jones. In that
presentation, you refer to e-asTTIE data  - eg on slide 4. I am writing
now to understand more about this data.
 
1. Please can you release the raw data used to calculate the blue 'median
student' line on page 4 in the above referenced presentation.
 
2. Please release any more detailed descriptive statistics that you have
on student performance on the e-asTTIE assessments over age, as well as
over time, ideally covering both literacy as well as numeracy.  I'd be
particularly interested in seeing any information on average performance
by decile or region, or performance at school level. I'd also be
interested in descriptive information on numbers of students taking the
test, how frequently, and how representative of the population you
consider them to be. Some of the footnotes in the presentation seem to
refer to a paper written in 2016 analysing the e-asTTIE data. This would
be a good starting place - but would prefer more recent analysis if
available.
 
3. I would like to see any briefing papers you have on the e-asTTIE data
as a system for measuring system performance. (This is not a data set
which is well published on any other platform that I can find.) This might
take the form of a Ministerial (or similar) paper outlining the features
of the data.
 
I appreciate this is a complex request. Please treat part 2 as a priority
if this becomes time consuming. Please also contact me if further
clarification would help to refine my request.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Mr ED Hirsch
 
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This is an Official Information request made via the FYI website.
 
Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[11][FOI #15244 email]
 
Is [12][Ministry of Education request email] the wrong address for Official
Information requests to Ministry of Education? If so, please contact us
using this form:
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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
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Dear David

I appreciate your following up on this request.

Yours sincerely,

Mr ED Hirsch

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