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  Assessment and professional support

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

  • Follow links to the National Qualifications Framework, NCEA, and subject achievement standards.
  • Further information on assessing with unit standards can be found on the NZQA website. Some assessment resources are also available.

Assessment Online

  • This key community covers assessment in the classroom, effective use of evidence, and reporting to families and whānau. It offers news, assessment tools and resources, research, a glossary, FAQ, and related links.
  • The linked site Consider the evidence promotes "evidence-driven decision making for secondary schools" and supports secondary educators in making best use of evidence to improve student achievement.
  • For an overview of assessment, see   Directions for Assessment in New Zealand, a report by Michael Absolum, Lester Flockton, 
John Hattie, 
Rosemary Hipkins, and 
Ian Reid (also available as a Word or PDF file).

Education Review Office

In 2007, ERO published two reports on schools’ effectiveness in the collection and use of assessment:

Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis [BES] Programme

The New Zealand Ministry of Education’s best evidence synthesis iterations draw together, explain and illustrate through vignette and case, bodies of evidence about what works to improve education outcomes, and what can make a bigger difference for the education of all our children and young people.

Teacher professional association

Horticultural and Agriculture Teachers Association (HATA) is the professional association providing support for members and teachers throughout New Zealand.

Resourcing ideas

The National Library of New Zealand Curriculum Services

Over 500 000 items are available through the Schools Collection, including books, videos, and DVDs. Schools can also interloan music, books, and serials from the National Library’s general collections through their local curriculum information service centre.

Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI)

Teachers are encouraged to visit other TKI communities, such as  Enabling eLearning and Software for learning.

The Film Archive

The on disk library of audiovisual teaching resources for secondary schools includes over 40 titles covering a range of subjects, with more titles to be added.

Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Explore the themes and stories on this website.

Dictionary of New Zealand biography

This website contains over 3000 biographies of New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on this country.

Social Sciences Online

This site has pages for the following senior subjects: business studies, classical studies, economics, geography, history, and senior social studies (see links under Senior Secondary on the landing page).

Social Sciences Online also provides PDFs of titles in the Ministry of Education series Building Conceptual Understandings in the Social Sciences (BCUSS) (listed in featured content, right navigation).

  • Approaches to building conceptual understandings
  • Approaches to social inquiry
  • Being part of a global community
  • Belonging and participating in society

Although the BCUSS series is designed to help teachers of social sciences, levels 1–5, it has much of value for teachers of other subjects, including teachers at levels 6–8.

AnyQuestions.co.nz

Students can go to this website to find useful, accurate, online information. Librarians from all over New Zealand are available each weekday between 1 pm and 6 pm to help students search online. To use AnyQuestions, students must be attending a New Zealand primary, intermediate, or secondary school or being home-schooled.

  Ministry of Education websites

The New Zealand Curriculum Online

As well as the HTML version of The New Zealand Curriculum, this interactive site offers a variety of support and strategies, news updates, digital stories of schools’ experiences, and archived material relating to development of the curriculum.

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

This site includes a translation into English of the main sections of the draft marautanga. Only learning levels 1, 4, and 6 have been translated in the learning areas.

Secondary middle leaders

This site is designed to assist secondary middle managers to work with their departments to implement The New Zealand Curriculum. It explores various aspects of effective pedagogy.

Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success: The Māori Education Strategy 2013–2017

Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017 is our strategy to rapidly change how the education system performs so that all Māori students gain the skills, qualifications and knowledge they need to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori.

Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017 is an updated strategy, not a brand new one. Its predecessor, Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success 2008–2012, set the direction for improving how the education system performs for Māori students.

Te Tere Auraki

This Ministry of Education professional development strategy focuses on improving outcomes for Māori students in English-medium schools. This strategy supports four main projects: Te Kotahitanga, Te Kauhua, Ako Panuku, and Te Mana Kōrero.

Pasifika Education Plan

This site takes a closer look at the Pasifika Education Plan and the Pasifika Education Implementation Plan. It offers reflective questions, ideas, stories, and resources to support and inspire schools to make a difference for all Pasifika students.

Key Competencies Online

This section of New Zealand Curriculum online offers specific guidance to school leaders and teachers on integrating the key competencies into the daily activities of the school and its teaching and learning programmes.

Last updated September 28, 2018



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