The Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum is one of seven curriculum statements covering the essential learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum. Music is one of the arts disciplines included in this curriculum statement. ERO evaluated the quality of teaching of music at Year 4 and Year 8 over Term 2, 2004.
This study is the fourth in an ongoing series of evaluations by ERO examining the quality of teaching of specific learning areas and skills in alignment with the National Education Monitoring Project (NEMP). NEMP (set up in 1995) assesses student achievement in different curriculum areas and skills on a four-yearly cycle, from a sample drawn from Year 4 and Year 8. ERO’s evaluations focus on the quality of teaching of the learning areas selected by NEMP over the same cycle.