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Follow links to the National Qualifications Framework, NCEA, and subject-specific web pages, in particular links to the various subject pages. These pages contain links to achievement standards, examiner and moderator reports, exemplar materials and newsletters.
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 a view of how changes in assessment practice can contribute to greater student ownership of learning and improved outcomes for students, 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).
In 2007, ERO published three reports on schools’ effectiveness in the collection and use of assessment.
The following references will help you to plan teaching and learning activities for this subject.
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.
Explore the creative life pages or search on the arts.
Students can go to this website to find useful, accurate, online information. Librarians from all over New Zealand are available each week day between 1 pm and 6 pm to help students search online. To use Any Questions, students must be attending a New Zealand school or being home-schooled.
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.
The Te Marautanga site includes a translation into English of the main sections of the draft Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Only learning levels 1, 4, and 6 have been translated in the learning areas.
The secondary education portal provides links to information, resources, and guidance, to support secondary teaching and learning.
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 2013–2017 is a 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.
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.
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.
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.
This section of the Enabling eLearning website informs and supports teachers to select and integrate software as part of a rich learning environment. Software for Learning lists quality software recommended by New Zealand teachers for use in schools and early childhood programmes. Software includes social software, freeware, and non-freeware.
BES is a collaborative knowledge-building strategy designed to strengthen the evidence base that informs education policy and practice in New Zealand.
There is currently no ANZAAE website. Use a search engine to find details of the most recent ANZAAE conference and a contact address for the group.
Last updated July 31, 2015