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Assessment Matters 1 : 2009

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Author(s): Alison Gilmore

Welcome to the first issue of Assessment Matters. This new journal provides a forum for discussing, debating and communicating developments and advances in matters relating to...

Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins

Some schools have expended considerable effort to create assessment rubrics as part of building an initial understanding of the key competencies in The New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry...

Author(s): Margaret Carr

This paper outlines the development and the conceptual design of an assessment for learning resource of 177 exemplars from early childhood contexts. Two metaphors provide the foundation for the...

Author(s): Bronwen Cowie

This paper describes an instance of classroom assessment and then moves on to consider the ways that examples such as this may illustrate, and be informed by, the principles for curriculum...

Author(s): Louise Hayward

Assessment for learning (AfL) is widely acknowledged in international research as an effective approach to supporting and promoting learning, but its use in educational settings is not as...

Author(s): Michael Absolum and Robyn Gibbs

This paper describes the findings that emerged when a New Zealand professional development organisation reviewed its model of delivering assessment for learning in primary and secondary schools...

Author(s): Lyn Shulha and Robert Wilson

This paper examines the implications of using large-scale assessment results (a) to make judgements about student achievement of educational goals and (b) to provide educators with directions...

Author(s): Alison Gilmore, Terry Crooks, Charles Darr, John Hattie, Jeff Smith and Lisa Smith

The New Zealand government’s Crusade for Literacy and Numeracy stipulates that national standards will be set in literacy and numeracy; that every primary and intermediate student will be...