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Starpath Newsletter June 2017


Issue 14 of the Starpath Newsletter covering events from January - June 2017.

In this issue:

  • The UE Dilemma
  • How can Level 2 NCEA results help schools to improve UE attainment?
  • School Practices Survey results
  • Emerging findings from Student and Whānau interviews
  • Dargaville High School's professional development for students on NCEA
  • UE Literacy: a closer look

Starpath Newsletter November 2016


Issue 13 of the Starpath Newsletter covering events from Sept - Nov 2016.

In this issue:

  • Internal systems for school success
  • Meet our new Director
  • Australian approaches to Literacy
  • Partners' Day 2016
  • Research update: Academic Conversations
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Starpath Newsletter November 2016
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Starpath Newsletter August 2016


Issue 12 of the Starpath Newsletter covering events from Dec 2015 - August 2016.

In this issue:

  • Starpath Phase 3 begins
  • Online Toolkit launched
  • Celebrating the end of Phase 2
  • Results of the Teacher Data Use Survey
  • Advice for parents at PST interviews
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Starpath Newsletter Nov 2015


Issue 11 of the Starpath Newsletter covering events from June - November 2015.

In this issue:

  • A case study at Aorere College
  • The Dashboard Tool
  • The annual Starpath Partners' Day
  • Ministry response on e-asTTle
  • University of Auckland to fund Starpath in 2016-17
  • A Toolkit for schools

Starpath Newsletter May 2015


Issue 10 of the Starpath Newsletter covering events from January - May 2015.

In this issue:

  • An interview with the original Student Achievement Manager
  • Data walls: a quick guide
  • Year 9 and 10 extension project ends
  • Insight: how Whangarei Boys ensures new students are 'secondary ready'
  • Success in science subjects at school and university, what is the link?
  • Professor Cindy Kiro Inaugural Lecture: Navigating equity and excellence
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Starpath Newsletter November 2014


Issue 9 of the Starpath newsletter, covering news and events from Aug – Nov 2014.

In this issue:

  • Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate's online tool for literacy
  • Tips and advice - end of year data analysis
  • Insight: a review of DUACTS
  • All about the adaptive e-asTTle test
  • Changes to Starpath leadership

Starpath Newsletter July 2014


Issue 8 of the Starpath newsletter, covering news and events from May – July 2014.

In this issue:

  • Starpath partner school - Onehunga High School's team approach
  • Tips and advice - Building teams to ensure sustainability
  • Insight: An independent evaluation of Starpath
  • Updates - Building on Success and Years 9 and 10
  • Staff changes and farewell to Starpath Director

Starpath Newsletter April 2014


Issue 7 of the Starpath newsletter, covering news and events from November 2013 – April 2014.

In this issue:

  • Starpath partner school - Tamaki College, struggling students achieve NCEA
  • Tips and advice - Academic Counselling and Parent Student Teacher Review
  • Insight: High achieving students in low decile schools
  • New projects - Building on Success and Years 9 and 10
  • Opinion: Get it right and everyone will benefit
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Starpath Newsletter October 2013


Issue 6 of the Starpath newsletter, covering news and events from May 2013 – October 2013.

In this issue:

  • Starpath partner school - Bay of Islands College, taking ownership of their future
  • Tips and advice - Sharpenning engagement with parents and students
  • Insight: improving literacy in all subject areas
  • A view from the top - a survey of middle and senior school leaders
  • New publications
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Starpath Newsletter April 2013


Issue 5 of the Starpath newsletter, covering news and events from September 2012 – April 2013.

In this issue:

  • Starpath partner school - Aorere College, developing a programme for enduring academic success
  • Academic conversations: The building blocks for success
  • Implementation update
  • Insight: Leading improvements by engaging teachers’ theories of action: Using Open-to-Learning Conversations
  • Giving subject literacy a lift
  • Data visualization software takes the aches out of data analysis
  • Postgraduate course broadens access to Starpath Research
     
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Starpath Newsletter August 2012


Issue 4 of the Starpath newsletter, covering news and events from March-August 2012.

In this issue:

  • Starpath partner school - Mangere College
  • Implementation update
  • How target setting can support better learning
  • Bridging the gap: Students' experience of the transition from low-mid decile schools into university
  • Minister of Education launches Samoan translation of popular Starpath book
  • New DVD resource supports schools with academic counselling
     
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Starpath Newsletter February 2012


Issue 3 of the Starpath newsletter, covering news and events from 2011-2012.

In this issue:

  • The growth of the Starpath Project in Phase Two.
  • Ruawai College - Starpath's newest and most rural partner school.
  • The Data Utilisation, Academic Counselling and Target Setting Programme at a glance.
  • Research and implementation update.
  • Professor Liz McKinley shares her insights into data and the critical role they play in addressing equity issues in secondary schools.
  • Senior Research Fellow, Earl Irving, shares his 'six cautionary tales' to help schools collect, manage and maintain their data more effectively.
  • Starpath publications: Understanding NCEA and Unibound?
     
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Starpath Newsletter July 2009


Issue 2 of the annual Starpath newsletter, covering news and events from mid-2008 to 2009.

Read about:

  • Starpath's research into NCEA subject choices
  • Associate Professor Elizabeth McKinley's viewpoint on NCEA league tables
  • Researcher Marianna Deynzer's study examining the experiences of Pacific students as they transisiton from secondary school to university
  • Peter Garelja, Principal Tikipunga High School, and his school's participation in The Starpath Project
  • How PhD student Samantha Smith helped Massey High School raise achievement
  • The results of Starpath's evaluation of the Academic Counselling and Target Setting (ACTS) initiative at Massey High School.
     
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Starpath Newsletter July 2008


The first edition of a newsletter published by Starpath to keep schools and our community informed about our latest research and developments.

Read about:

  • Young Pacific researcher Seini Jensen
  • Massey High School Principal Bruce Ritchie's involvement with Starpath
  • Starpath extending its reach into Northland
  • Research by Alaskan Fulbright Scholar Malia Villegas into Māori academic success
  • Starpath's involvement at a major US conference for qualitative scholars at the University of Illinois.
     
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