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

  • Which assessments from our setting make valued mathematics visible to teachers, children, families, and whānau?
  • What opportunities for experiencing mathematics practices from the wider community are included in the children’s assessments?
  • In what ways do our mathematics assessments and their contexts indicate that we are on the pathway towards bicultural practice?
  • How do teachers include in their assessments the mathematics practices the children are experiencing outside the centre?
  • What opportunities do children have for participating in mathematics learning through the routines and practices of maintaining our centre? Is this view of mathematics represented in our assessments?
  • Do our assessments reflect the contexts and opportunities included in the “te kākano” metaphor?
  • What aspects of assessment practices and of the wider Te Whāriki curriculum strands are represented in our mathematics exemplars?