Assessment for learning capabilities matrix

Unpack what assessment for learning looks like for student and teachers using this detailed tool

Effective teaching and learning happens when teachers and students work together. That is why we developed our suite of evaluative tools.

What is the assessment for learning matrix?

This is an evaluative tool to help teachers, leaders, and boards to identify their professional strengths and learning needs. It is based on the six assessment for learning capabilities outlined in Michael Absolum's Clarity in the Classroom. The matrix shows what these capabilities look like for students and teachers.

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We developed this matrix over our many years working in schools. Year on year, educators download this matrix and use it to support their professional growth. We share our assessment for learning resources with you free of charge. It is our commitment to helping you raise ākonga achievement and reduce disparity.

Assessment for learning student and teacher capabilities matrix

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