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Where to now with assessment, post National Standards?

We are living in times of changing education policy. The mandatory use of National Standards has been removed, and a review of NCEA is underway. While the removal of National Standards is welcomed by some schools and teachers, others will find it unsettling and some will be distraught. Whatever your position on it, it will mean change. This is...

Assessment for learning – “Learning is the thing”

What do you think of when you see the word ‘assessment’? Is your first thought that assessment is a function of teachers? Isn’t it the teacher’s role in assessment to look at the data that is collected and presented in graphs or tables, and make decisions based on this information? In my view, it’s...

PaCT in the post-National Standards world

PaCT, the Progress and Consistency Tool, was not readily accepted by the education sector during its early life, because of the link to National Standards. So, how is it faring now in this post National Standards world? The Learning Progressions Framework (LPF) and the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) are now grouped together as...

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