Many schools around New Zealand have
evidence that shows they are accelerating students’ learning. We profile some of these schools here. Stories are organised by theme, and linked to relevant
assessment information that shows learning progress over time.
We welcome stories of success.
Please contact us if you would like to share your school’s
story. Please contact us if you would like help to analyse and report
on your assessment data.
Find out how school leaders, teachers and
students at Stonefields School keep learning visible, and put the locus of
control in the hands of learners.
Teachers discuss how they support students to set realistic goals, provide multiple opportunities to learn and ensure
invisible students don’t slip through the gaps.
Teachers' planning and each student’s progress against reading, writing and maths progressions are available for parents online.
Teachers deliberately model being learners
and model collaboration with each other. Students learn by collaborating with
their teachers and with each other.
School leaders and teachers discuss
maximising learning time and helping students 'squeeze the juice' out of that
Students at Stonefields School spend 20% of
their week on pursuing their passions. Teachersand students believe that this
fosters and embeds deep learning.
Stonefields school leaders
discuss learning strategies that help students solve problems they don’t know
the answer to. Their learners do not wait for the teacher to advance their
Mia explains how she learns by
building knowledge, making meaning and applying understanding.