NMSSA (National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement)

The National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) is designed to assess and understand student achievement across the curriculum at the primary level in New Zealand’s English-medium state schools.

The main purposes of NMSSA are to provide a snapshot of Year 4 and Year 8 student achievement and factors that are associated with achievement, to assess strengths and weaknesses across the curriculum and to monitor change over time.