Assessment for Learning

Resources to support you in assessing children include Kei Tua o te Pae and Te Whatu Pōkeka.

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  • All early learning services
  • Educators, teachers and kaiako
  • Parents, caregivers and whānau

Early learning services can use these resources to assess their children's learning. Effective assessment of children in ECE involves noticing, recognising and responding to their learning. 

Kei Tua o te Pae

Kei Tua o te Pae/Assessment for Learning: Early Childhood Exemplars is a best practice resource that will support teachers to improve the quality of their assessment and their teaching. The exemplars are a series of books that inform assessment practices in ECE.

They also show how children, parents and whānau can contribute to this assessment and ongoing learning.

Kei Tua o te Pae

Te Whatu Pōkeka

Te Whatu Pōkeka: Kaupapa Assessment for Learning Māori: Early Childhood Exemplars provides a resource based on a kaupapa Māori perspective and context. The resource is used for the assessment of Māori children in Māori early childhood settings.

Te Whatu Pōkeka (English)

Te Whatu Pōkeka (Te reo Māori)

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