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 documented assessments contribute to the way children in this early childhood setting explore things and ideas?
  • Whose knowledge is valued in assessments? Do the assessments represent funds of knowledge 19 from home and local communities?
  • Do documented assessments provide staff and children with topics that the children want to explore? Are these assessments followed up? Do collections of assessments provide a picture of continuity of exploration?
  • Do families and whanau contribute to assessments to give teachers information about the knowledge that they value?
  • Do assessments demonstrate exploration with the body as well as with the mind?
  • Do documented assessments record perseverance in spite of failure?