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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Family and community – Whānau tangata

"Families should be part of the assessment and evaluation of the curriculum as well as of children’s learning and development."

Te Whāriki, page 30

Sociocultural approaches to assessment:

  • reflect the interconnecting social and cultural worlds of children
  • recognise that a bicultural approach is necessary when assessing children’s learning within bicultural and bilingual programmes
  • acknowledge multiple cultural lenses on assessment and learning.