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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Reflective questions – He pātai hei whakaaro iho

  • Looking at a sample of our assessments and their accompanying suggestions for What next?, what assumptions do we make about continuity and children’s learning pathways?
  • Are our long-term aspirations for the children apparent in our assessments?
  • How have we accessed families’ aspirations for their children?
  • How do our assessment practices make progress visible to the teachers, children, families, and whānau?
  • Do our assessments contribute to continuity in the children’s ability to participate competently and confidently in both the Māori world and the Pākehā world?
  • How do our assessments document continuity in the children’s developing competence?
  • In what ways do we use our assessment documentation to enhance further learning?
  • To what extent do the teachers in our early childhood setting make responses and suggestions based on earlier documented assessments?
  • What strategies can we use to encourage the children to revisit their documented learning experiences?
  • In what way have families contributed to the construction of the learning continuity? How is this possible for families from diverse backgrounds?