Assessment for learning

Effective assessment of children in ECE involves noticing, recognising and responding to their learning.

Assessment informs teaching so you can plan for a child’s next steps and support them to achieve these. Assessment actively involves children and their families/whānau in decisions about their learning.

Resources to support you in assessing children include Kei tua o te pae and Te whatu pōkeka.

Kei tua o te pae

Kei tua o te pae/Assessment for Learning: Early Childhood Exemplars is a best practice resource that will support teachers to improve the quality of their assessment and their teaching. The exemplars are a series of books that inform assessment practices in ECE.

They also show how children, parents and whānau can contribute to this assessment and ongoing learning.

Read Kei tua o te pae.

Te whatu pōkeka

Te whatu pōkeka: Kaupapa Assessment for Learning Māori: Early Childhood Exemplars provides a resource based on a kaupapa Māori perspective and context. The resource is used for the assessment of Māori children in Māori early childhood settings.

Read Te whatu pōkeka in English.

Read Te whatu pōkeka in te reo Māori.

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