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Addressing issues of equity: Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT) mathematics

Bronwyn Gibbs

Rangahau Mātauranga o Aotearoa / New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) is refreshing the PAT mathematics assessments. As the owners and administrators of PATs and strong proponents of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, NZCER has a responsibility to ensure our assessments evolve and reflect the unique context of Aotearoa New Zealand. The following article outlines the PAT mathematics voyage as we refresh our assessments to be more equitable, culturally relevant, authentic, and accessible for diverse learners in Aotearoa New Zealand. Concepts of whakatere tōmua—wayfinding—anchor this refresh mahi and our aspirations for this complex journey of change.

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