Taking a progress approach to learning

The Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) is being used in rich and interesting ways by teachers, students and the wider community at Rotorua’s Lynmore School.

PaCT helps teachers make dependable judgements on student progress in reading, writing and mathematics in The New Zealand Curriculum.

It’s no secret that the use of PaCT has faced some reluctance in schools across New Zealand. But the tool was designed to address certain challenges faced by the teaching profession – in particular, how to make dependable judgements of progress within and between schools, and ensuring these are consistent over time.

Unlike approaches in other countries, in New Zealand there is a firm belief in the professionalism of teachers and an understanding that they are in the best position to make accurate judgements about the progress of their students. PaCT supports primary teachers in their important work.

Read the full story on the Education Gazette website.

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