



%
responses 

y4 
y8 


table format used (6 cells, in 3 by 2 arrangement) 
15 (12) 
35 (29) 

Labelled rows/columns
for: 
big and small 
22 (16) 
39 (36) 

red, blue and yellow 
28 (15) 
43 (38) 

Six numbers, all correct,
formatted as: 
digits 
25 (20) 
38 (23) 

tallies or dots 
8 (5) 
21 (18) 

Total
score: 
5 
8 (5) 
18 (16) 

4 
4 (4) 
11 (8) 

3 
8 (7) 
12 (6) 

2 
13 (9) 
16 (11) 

0–1 
66 (75) 
43 (58) 
Subgroup Analysis [Click on charts to enlarge] : 
Commentary: 
Children at both year 4 and year 8 had difficulty with this task, although there was considerable growth from year 4 to year 8. Many recorded the information but not in an efficient table. There was a little improvement from 2003 to 2007 at year 8 level. Pakeha and Mäori students performed comparably, with Pasifika students a little lower, on average. 