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Jane White

Professional Practice Fellow
BEd (Otago); DipTchg (DCE); L.T.C.L. Speech and Drama (Trinity College, London)

Dunedin Campus
Tel +64 3 479 5466
Email jane.white@otago.ac.nz

Biography

I am a professional practice fellow and primary education teacher, working in the Educational Assessment Research Unit on the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA). This position involves: writing assessment tasks to measure Year 4 and 8 students’ achievement; training teachers to administer the tasks in schools throughout New Zealand; and training markers to mark the assessments.

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Publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., & Asil, M. (2020). Insights for teachers: NMSSA Mathematics and statistics 2018 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 19-IN]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit (EARU), University of Otago. 43p. Retrieved from http://nmssa.otago.ac.nz

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., Asil, M., & Lancaster, D. (2020). Insights for teachers: NMSSA social studies 2018 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 20-IN]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit (EARU), University of Otago. 79p. Retrieved from http://nmssa.otago.ac.nz

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Gilmore, A., Asil, M., & Lancaster, D. (2019). Social studies 2018: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 20]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 66p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., & Asil, M. (2019). Insights for teachers: Science 2017 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 17-IN]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 42p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., & Asil, M. (2019). Mathematics and statistics 2018: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 19]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 62p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

Commissioned Report for External Body

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., & Asil, M. (2020). Insights for teachers: NMSSA Mathematics and statistics 2018 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 19-IN]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit (EARU), University of Otago. 43p. Retrieved from http://nmssa.otago.ac.nz

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., Asil, M., & Lancaster, D. (2020). Insights for teachers: NMSSA social studies 2018 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 20-IN]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit (EARU), University of Otago. 79p. Retrieved from http://nmssa.otago.ac.nz

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Gilmore, A., Asil, M., & Lancaster, D. (2019). Social studies 2018: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 20]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 66p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., & Asil, M. (2019). Mathematics and statistics 2018: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 19]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 62p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., & Asil, M. (2019). Insights for teachers: Science 2017 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 17-IN]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 42p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., Asil, M., Morrison, C., & Anderson, N. (2019). Insights for teachers: NMSSA health and physical education 2017 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 16-IN]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 66p. Retrieved from https://nmssa.otago.ac.nz/insights/INSIGHTS_HealthPE_2017.pdf

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., Asil, M., & Lancaster, D. (2019). Technical information 2018: Mathematics and statistics, social studies [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 21]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 52p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Gilmore, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Liau, A., Asil, M., & Pearson, C. (2018). Learning languages 2016: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 12]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 94p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/learning-languages/nmssa-2016-learning-languages

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., Asil, M., Morrison, C., Anderson, N., & McDowell, G. (2018). Science 2017: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 17]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 60p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., Asil, M., Morrison, C., Anderson, N., & McDowell, G. (2018). Health and physical education 2017: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 16]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 80p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Gilmore, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Liau, A., Asil, M., & Pearson, C. (2018). Using digital technologies for teaching and learning 2016: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 14]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 34p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications/nmssa-2016-using-digital-technologies-for-teaching-and-learning

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Gilmore, A., Jones, L., White, J., Liau, A., Asil, M., & Pearson, C. (2018). Technical information 2016: Learning languages, technology [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 15]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 36p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications/nmssa-2016-technical-information

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Gilmore, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Liau, A., Asil, M., & Pearson, C. (2018). Technology 2016: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 13]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 78p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications/nmssa-2016-technology

NMSSA Project Team, including Young, S., Liau, A., Jones, L., White, J., Darr, C., Gilmore, A., Asil, M., Morrison, C., Anderson, N., & McDowell, G. (2018). Technical information 2017: Health and physical education, science [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 18]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 88p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). English: Listening 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.8]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 50p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Technical information 2015 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 11]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 86p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., & Baker, L. (2017). The arts 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.1]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 82p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Music: Sound arts 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.4]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 72p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Visual arts 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.5]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 69p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). English: Viewing 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 9]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 50p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Drama 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.3]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 61p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Dance 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.2]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 59p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Māori student achievement in Social Studies: Key findings 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 6.2]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 29p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Technical information: Social Studies, English: Reading 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 7]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 57p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Pasifika student achievement in Social Studies: Key findings 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 6.3]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 27p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Pasifika student achievement in English: Reading: Key findings 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 5.3]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 30p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Achievement of students with special education needs in Social Studies: Key findings 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 6.4]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 27p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Achievement of students with special education needs in English: Reading – Key findings 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 5.4]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 32p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Social Studies 2014: Contextual report [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 6.5]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 34p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). English: Reading 2014: Contextual report [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 5.5]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 41p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Social studies 2014: Overview [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 6.1]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 44p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). English: Reading 2014: Overview [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 5.1]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 50p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Māori student achievement in English: Reading: Key findings 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 5.2]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 30p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Quinlan, D., Gilmore, J., Darr, C., White, J., & Neill, F. (2014). Health and physical education 2013 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 3]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 167p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Quinlan, D., Gilmore, J., White, J., Neill, F., & Darr, C. (2014). Mathematics and statistics [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement Report 4]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 167p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Quinlan, D., Gilmore, J., Darr, C., White, J., Smaill, E., & Neill, F. (2013). Science 2012 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement Report 1]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 120p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Quinlan, D., Gilmore, J., Darr, C., White, J., Smaill, E., & Neill, F. (2013). English: Writing 2012 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement Report 2]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 130p.

Gilmore, A., Smith, J. K., Allan, R., Baker, L., Doubleday, L., Jones, L., McNulty, C., Rae, J., Smaill, E., & White, J. (2011). NEMP standard setting report: Aligning NEMP tasks and student performance to the national standards. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit, University of Otago. 26p.

Gilmore, A., Smith, J., Jones, L., Rae, J., Boyd, S., Darr, C., … Smith, L., Allan, R., White, J., & Smaill, E. (2011). Te Kaupapa Aromatawai Whakatutukitanga: Programme to assess and understand achievement: Conceptual plan. Educational Assessment Research Unit & the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 71p.

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Authored Book - Research

Smith, J., Crooks, T., Gilmore, A., & White, J. (2010). Social studies assessment results 2009 [National Education Monitoring Project Report 51]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit, University of Otago, 54p.

Crooks, T., Smith, J., & White, J. (2009). Music assessment results 2008 [National Education Monitoring Project Report 47]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit, University of Otago, 46p.

Smith, J., Crooks, T., Flockton, L., & White, J. (2008). Graphs, tables & maps assessment results 2007 [National Education Monitoring Project Report 46]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit, University of Otago, 54p.

Crooks, T., Flockton, L., & White, J. (2007). Writing assessment results 2006 [National Education Monitoring Project Report 41]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit, University of Otago, 66p.

Flockton, L., Crooks, T., & White, J. (2006). Information skills assessment results 2005 [National Education Monitoring Report 35]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit, University of Otago, 54p.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Flockton, L., & White, J. (2009). Maximising student interest and engagement in assessment activities. Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Learning. Retrieved from http://2009.thelearner.com/

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

White, J. (2013, November). NMSSA teacher involvement: Our needs and their benefits. Poster session presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) National Conference: Creativity in Research: Generative Inquiries for Educational Futures, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Quinlan, D., Smaill, E., Burgon, J., White, J., Jones, L., & Joyce, C. (2013, November). The National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement: A look behind the scenes. Poster session presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) National Conference: Creativity in Research: Generative Inquiries for Educational Futures, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Morrison, C., & White, J. (2018, July). Assessing critical thinking in health and physical education. Workshop presentation at the Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) 60th National Conference: Together, Towards Tomorrow, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Smith, L. F., & White, J. (2007, April). Assessment turned upside down: New Zealand's approach to national education monitoring. Verbal presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA.

Flockton, L., & White, J. (2006, May). Innovative use of technology in large scale assessment [Workshop]. Verbal presentation at the International Association for Education Assessment (IAEA) 32nd Annual Conference, Singapore.

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