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

  • How do our documented assessments contribute to the transition of children, families, and whānau into, within, or beyond the early childhood setting?
  • How do our assessments reflect the children’s sense of belonging to this place?
  • How do we ensure that the family or whānau voices are reflected in the children’s assessment portfolios and contribute to the curriculum?
  • Is the learning in relation to routines, customs, rituals, and regular events visible in our documented assessments?
  • What examples do we have of discussions about rights, responsibilities, and fairness being documented and revisited? If this is a gap, why is this, and how might we contribute more of these?
  • Do our assessments include developing knowledge about features of the area that are of physical and/or spiritual significance to the local community? How can we ensure that children, families, whānau, and teachers revisit this aspect of the curriculum?