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Summative assessment

Summative assessment occurs after learning.

Summative assessment enables teachers, students, and parents/whānau to gain an indication of student achievement at a particular point in time. This may be at the end of a unit of work, at the end of a term, or in a final examination.

What might summative assessment look like?

Summative assessment might include but is not limited to:

  • portfolio assessment
  • end-of-unit tests of productive and receptive skills in particular contexts
  • communicative tasks that integrate receptive and productive skills and that students work on over multiple periods
  • a presentation or performance to showcase learning
  • a video, recording, or other creative work as evidence of learning
  • NCEA assessments.

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Last updated June 26, 2013



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