Refer
to the NZC or Numeracy Project Book 1 for deeper understanding
of this table.

Test A 
Test B 
Test C 
Test D 

NZC L1 
NZC L2 
NZC L3 
NZC L4 
NZC L5 
NZC L6 
Stage 4 
Stage 5 
Stage 6 
Stage 7 
Stage 8 

Counter 
Adder 
Adv Adder 
Multiplicative 
Proportional 

Student uses counting to solve problems 
Student uses simple adding and place value

Student uses several adding strategies and
derives mult. 
Student uses mult factors, multiples,
tables 
Student works with fractions, decimals
easily NCEA L1 A 
Number testing becomes more about
justifying. NCEA L1 M and E 
The second table is how to make a judgement of stage.
Teachers seem to have trouble with OTJ and usually dither
about the correct decision. Be brave, kia kaha and make the
call. It will not matter. Simply by doing this test the
student probably changed. You are assessing a very dynamic
event and if the decision is WRONG the student will soon let
you know and you will probably notice as well.
A
student will get one of the 4 following combinations in any
test.
Strategy 
CROSS 
TICK 
CROSS 
TICK 
Knowledge 
CROSS 
CROSS 
TICK 
TICK 
Decision 
Student is 1 or more levels lower 
Student is at the correct level 
Student is at the correct level 
Student is 1 or more levels higher 