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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Relationships – Ngā hononga

"Assessment is influenced by the relationships between adults and children, just as children’s learning and development are influenced by the relationships they form with others. This influence should be taken into consideration during all assessment practice."

Te Whāriki, page 30

Sociocultural approaches to assessment:

  • are reciprocal and responsive: they can be shared, negotiated, revisited, and changed
  • are situated within the context of whanaungatanga
  • are about assessment for learning: they inform and form teaching responses.