Assessment Tool Selector Home Page
The assessment tool selector is a resource for teachers and schools to help them select the most appropriate assessment tool to suit their particular purpose. The selector gives you information about assessment tools most frequently used in New Zealand schools, in every area of the curriculum up to and including Year 10. You can also compare tools to see which one is the most suitable.
In relation to National Standards, schools and teachers can select a range of formal and informal assessment methods to use in making overall teacher judgements (OTJs) of students' progress and achievement. The tool selector describes a range of the more formal assessment tools that could be used for this purpose. It is not intended to limit your choice of tool.
For some parts of the New Zealand Curriculum such as the Key Competencies and Values, there are no formal assessment tools.
Note: inclusion of a tool does not indicate endorsement by the Ministry of Education.
Assessment fundamentals is a good place to start, before you use the assessment tool selector. The section includes information on why assessment is important, criteria for choosing a tool and what to think about before using an assessment tool.
You can use the alphabetical listing to go directly to an assessment tool for information, or use filters to narrow your search.
Site last updated: 07 May 2014