An assessment seminar series in the April 2018 school holidays saw the launch of the New Zealand Assessment Institute (NZAI), and growing excitement about innovative assessment practice across the primary and secondary school sectors. What happened at this seminar series to generate enthusiasm, especially given schools’ uncertainty about assessment in the midst of considerable change in education this year? What is NZAI? This Assessment News article informs readers about the Rethinking Assessment in Aotearoa/New Zealand seminars, and describes the “who, what, and why” of NZAI.
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