Kei Tua o te Pae

Kei Tua o te Pae/Assessment for Learning: Early Childhood Exemplars is a best-practice guide that will help teachers continue to improve the quality of their teaching.

The exemplars are a series of books that will help teachers to understand and strengthen children's learning. It also shows how children, parents and whānau can contribute to this assessment and ongoing learning.

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Three Lenses – Ngā tirohanga e toru

These books on symbol systems and technologies for making meaning employ three lenses to analyse the exemplars:

  • a lens focused on assessment practices, referring to the definition of assessment as “noticing, recognising, and responding” from Book 1 of Kei Tua o te Pae;
  • Te Whāriki lens;
  • a lens that focuses on the symbol systems and technologies for making meaning – literacy (oral, visual, and written), mathematics, the arts, and information communication technology (ICT).