Assessment for learning
Effective assessment of children in ECE involves noticing, recognising and responding to their learning.
Assessment informs teaching so you can plan for a child’s next steps and support them to achieve these. Assessment actively involves children and their families/whānau in decisions about their learning.
Resources to support you in assessing children include Kei tua o te pae and Te whatu pōkeka.
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.
Read 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.
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