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Key Competencies

This page gives access to key NZCER publications and resources relating to the Key Competencies as outlined in the NZ school curriculum. These publications and resources have been written or generated by NZCER researchers. New items will be added as they become available.

Key Competencies research projects

This research investigates the extent to which Year 4 to 10 students view themselves as capable learners of mathematics, how their views change over time, and how these views are associated with their achievement in mathematics. 

Project leader(s): Elliot Lawes, Linda Bonne

To what extent can games enable learners to develop their potential as expressed by the intentions of The New Zealand Curriculum? This project aims to build research knowledge about the role that games can play for diverse learners - and teachers - in New Zealand schools.

Project leader(s): Rachel Bolstad

Assessment resources for Classroom Teachers and Students (ARCTS) is NZCER's current contract to the New Zealand Ministry of Education to provide assessment support for New Zealand teachers through supporting information and research-based resources for formative assessment in the classroom.

Project leader(s): Jonathan Fisher