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 does the documentation here contribute to language and storytelling?
  • Are documented assessments revisited, with the opportunity for adults and teaching peers to give feedback on the learning and for children to express their ideas?
  • What evidence is shown in assessments that te reo Māori is recognised as a poutokomanawa?
  • Do children have a voice in the documented assessments?
  • Are assessments clear about the languages and modes of communicating that are valued here?
  • Do documented assessments show continuity of communication for learners?
  • Are home languages represented in documented assessments?