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Assessment

NZCER develops and supports a range of tools and services, including resources and surveys for students, school leaders, and teachers. Everything we produce is based on research and sound curriculum design and is extensively trialled.

Our education advisers offer advice on assessment

Our education advisers  can help you choose the right assessment for your learners. Our support specialists provide support and advice on the use of all our  tools, services, and resources. We run workshops—online and face-to-face— to help build assessment capability and support inquiry, and provide some across-school and Kāhui Ako reporting.

School tests including PATS

Most of our tests cover Years 3–10. You can get more information on each of these tests from the links on the School tests page.  PATs: Punctuation and Grammar, Mathematics, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension and Reading Vocabulary, Science: Thinking with Evidence (Junior: Years 4–6, Senior: Years 7–10), Supplementary Spelling Assessments, STAR Reading Test, te reo Māori 

School services, including resources and surveys

Our services cover the years from early childhood education through to tertiary. You can get more information about these services, resources and surveys on the School services page. Assessment Resource Banks, Engagement surveys: Science, Me and My School, Teacher Workplace Survey, Teaching and School Practices survey tool, Wellbeing@school, Taku Reo student survey 

Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori is an vocabulary assessment for English-medium schools that uses Computer Adaptive Technology and includes an audio feature. 

We develop and support tertiary and vocational tests

The Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool is hosted by the Tertiary Education Commission.