Since 1997 New Zealand schools have been able to draw on an online bank of assessment tasks for mathematics, English, and science to assist in the development of classroom and school-wide assessment. There are now more than 3000 assessment tasks available. In more recent times the focus of the banks has shifted to formative assessment. As well as the assessment tasks themselves, teachers are provided with a range of support material to enhance pedagogical content knowledge and provide a context for the assessment focus.
Paper presented at the 6th Conference of the International Test Commission: The Impact of Testing on People and Society: Enhancing the Value of Test Use, Liverpool, July 14–16 2008.