The assessments included sixteen tasks related to the Planet Earth and Beyond strand of the science curriculum.
Eight tasks were identical or had many common components for year 4 and year 8 students. Two of these are trend tasks (fully described with data for both 1995 and 1999), three are released tasks (fully described with data for 1999 only), and three are link tasks (to be used again in 2003 so only partially described here). Four other tasks, including one link task, were attempted only by year 4 students. The remaining four tasks, one of which was a link task, were attempted only by year 8 students.
The task details and results for trend tasks are presented in the first section, followed by the task details and results for released tasks. The third section contains a little task information and the results for the link tasks. Within each of the three sections, tasks used with both year 4 and year 8 students are presented first, followed by tasks used only with year 4 students and then by tasks used only with year 8 students.
results for year 4 and year 8 students