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 literacy (in the widest sense) visible to teachers, children, families, and whānau?
  • What opportunities for experiencing literacy practices (oral, visual, and written) from the wider community are in evidence in the children’s assessments?
  • In what way do our literacy assessments and their contexts indicate that we are on the pathway towards bicultural practice?
  • How do teachers include the literacy practices that children are experiencing outside the centre in their assessments?
  • Are there opportunities for children’s portfolios to become “literacy” artefacts? How does this happen?
  • What opportunities do children have for participation and literacy learning in the routines and practices associated with maintaining our centre, and is this view of literacy represented in assessments?
  • Do our assessments reflect bilingual opportunities and contexts?
  • What aspects of assessment practices and of the wider Te Whāriki curriculum strands are represented in the literacy exemplars in this book (that is, applying different lenses)?