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Assessing and reporting progress and achievement – guidance for schools and kura

22/6/2018

Schools and kura are no longer required to use National Standards and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori for assessing and reporting on progress and achievement in literacy and numeracy.

The National Administration Guidelines (NAGs) have been revised to reflect the requirement for schools to report on both progress and achievement across the breadth of the curriculum.

Updated guidance for schools using The New Zealand Curriculum is available through Assessment Online.

For kura and Māori medium settings working with Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the Ministry is continuing to provide guidance on how to use Te Waharoa Ararau to support the collation of student progress and achievement information for reporting.

Advice on aromatawai and reporting, and support for using Tu Rangatira to guide aromatawai and reporting, is available on the Te Waharoa Ararau page on TKI.

A practical guide to assessment and reporting

12/6/2018

New pages have been developed on Assessment Online to assist schools with assessment and reporting in the post National Standards era. 

The guide includes reviewing your school's assessment systems, measuring progress across the curriculum, making teacher judgments on progress and achievement, and school stories about approaches to assessment.

The future of NCEA – join the conversation

29/5/2018

Education should give every New Zealander the freedom and opportunity to be the best they can be. The National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) were introduced into secondary schools over 15 years ago, and are a widely respected qualification both in New Zealand and internationally.

This year, as part of the Education Conversation or Kōrero Mātauranga, New Zealanders have a powerful opportunity to explore ways to strengthen NCEA.

Earlier this year, the Minister of Education chose a group of independent and innovative leaders from a range of backgrounds to develop 6 "Big Opportunities" for how NCEA could be improved. These ideas are intended to provoke, inspire, and encourage healthy conversations about the future of NCEA.

Over the next few months the Government want to hear from you. They want anyone to have their say on how they experienced NCEA, and how it could be an even better qualification. What do you like about it and what do you dislike? What do you think about the 6 Big Opportunities?

It’s really important that the thoughts and ideas of everyone are captured – parents, students, teachers, whānau, iwi, employers, youth groups, tertiary educators, community groups, and organisations. Everybody can have their say through a quick online survey.

Those who want to make a more detailed contribution can participate in workshops, focus groups, hui, fono, or complete a longer survey or make a written submission.

There’s also a student voice NCEA "Make your Mark" competition for kids aged between 5–20 years old.

There are over $35,000 in prizes or grants up for grabs – #NCEAMakeYourMark.

Jump onto social media too, and start talking online – use the hashtags #NCEAReview, #NCEAHaveYourSay, #EdConvo18.

You can find out more about the big opportunities, and where, when, and how to get involved, and fill in the surveys by going to www.conversation.education.govt.nz/ncea.

Technology Online: Snapshots for Digital Technologies levels 6–8

Technology Online: Snapshots for Digital Technologies levels 6–8

20/3/2018

Technology Online has snapshots for computational thinking, and designing and developing digital technologies:

Computational thinking: Progress outcomes, exemplars, and snapshots

Designing and developing digital outcomes: Progress outcomes, exemplars, and snapshots

The snapshots illustrate the progress outcomes that span years 11–13 by highlighting aspects of students' expertise at that point on the learning progression.

Write Our World - Multicultural e-books by kids for kids

2/2/2018

Write Our World is a new social enterprise that promotes multicultural literacy and global citizenship through ebook authoring with youth worldwide.

Students can read from and publish to an interactive library of ebooks created by students from all over the world.

Watch the video to find out more:

Write-Our-World-2016 (MP4 33MB)

You can sign up for the free trial at http://writeourworld.org/

Teaching approaches and strategies that work

8/12/2017

This new report from the Education Review Office explores specific strategies that schools have used to improve achievement.

New: Teaching for Positive Behaviour resource

4/12/2017

A new resource, Teaching for Positive Behaviour, has been written for teachers in all New Zealand schools and kura to help them support the behaviour, engagement, participation and learning of children and young people. 

Each section has a range of strategies for teachers to use along with an example of effective practice. The resource also includes activities designed to support staff professional learning and development, links to further information, and a self-assessment tool.

Find out more...

nzmaths: Take This

21/11/2017

From toy cars and trucks and things that go, to a bag of groceries, a quilt, and much more, this collection of resources is based on the idea that you can 'take something' and use it as a context to capture the interest of students.

Each Take This is a single page of springboard ideas designed to flexibly connect mathematics across the strands, and to be adapted for your students.

English language learning progressions (ELLP) support tool

21/11/2017

A new interactive resource has been developed to support teachers using the English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP) matrices and other key ESOL documents for teaching and planning. 

Find out more...

New School Journals – November 2017

16/11/2017

Literacy Online has PDFs of all the texts for November 2017 School Journals:

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

as well as teacher support materials (TSM) for some texts and audio for some Level 2 texts.


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