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Criterion 11

Fully certified teachers analyse and appropriately use assessment and information, which has been gathered formally and informally.

Key indicators:

  • Analyse assessment information to identify progress and ongoing learning needs of ākonga.
  • Use assessment information to give regular and ongoing feedback to guide and support further learning.
  • Analyse assessment information to reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching.
  • Communicate assessment and achievement information to relevant members of the learning community.
  • Foster involvement of whānau in the collection and use of information about the learning of ākonga.

Guiding question

How can I use e-learning tools to gather and use assessment information in ways that advance the learning of my ākonga/students?

Mangere College students describe e-posters they designed as part of their visual arts NCEA assessments to reflect their identity and culture.

Find information, school stories, and resources on how technologies can be used to monitor, review, and evaluate the impact of teaching on student achievement in ways that reflect our bi-cultural heritage. View the e-Portfolios  page for specific information on how they can be used to encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning by sharing progress towards learning goals.

Using digital technologies to support learning in a senior secondary context
This guide provides ideas, resources, and stories illustrating how NZ secondary schools use digital technologies to extend and enhance learning in the NCEA years.

Personalised assessment practises in a secondary context
Information and resources on personalising assessment for learning.  

NZQA "Going digital" school stories and videos
NZQA has produced ‘Going Digital’, a series of videos showcasing three schools that are early adopters of technology in their teaching, learning, and assessment.
Hornby High School
Orewa College
Tamaki College  

Polyfest as a learning context
This video shows how ownership of learning and the celebration of cultural identity in action can be tied together by authentic assessment. 

Snapshot of learning for Google Forms
This Software for Learning snapshot describes how students use a Google Form shared with their teacher to explain their understandings. 

e-asTTle is an online assessment tool, developed to assess students’ achievement and progress in reading, mathematics, writing, and in pānui, pāngarau, and tuhituhi. e-asTTle provides teachers and school leaders with information that can be used to inform learning programmes and to apply teaching practice that maximises individual student learning. Results can be analysed by ethnicity.

6 Ways Google Docs supports collaboration in the writing process
This post on the Teach Thought blog outlines how Google Docs can be used for students to participate in digital writing workshops that combine peer editing with cooperative grouping.

ICT and assessment for learning practices
A wiki with links to resources, tools, and examples of assessment with e-elearning tools.

Michael Malins, principal at Konini School, talks about the app they use within the student management system to record, "children's progress, achievement challenges being met, to keep the learning alive in the parent's mind and student's mind".

Google Apps
This page looks at the place of Google Apps in education and links to a number of key resources including a VLN group where you can post discussion topics.

Moodle School New Zealand
Find out how to use Moodle to design coursework online and to provide students with a way to demonstrate and share their learning.

There are clear benefits to teaching and learning in classrooms if the wider community is engaged and has a voice in the learning process. The use of e-learning tools can help to facilitate these connections.

The principal, students, teacher, and a parent of Motu School talk about the positives of parents engaging in their children's learning. 

SMS – Supporting learner pathways
This section offers guidance on using data to support students as they move through school, between schools, and beyond school.

Assessment tool selector  
A resource for teachers and schools to help them select the most appropriate assessment tool to suit their particular purpose.

Working with data  
If required because an SMS’s built-in tools are not sufficient, data can be exported to a spreadsheet and analysed as outlined in Assessment Online.

Starpath Project Toolkit  
Provides a large number of resources to help with:

The Mutakaroa project
The Mutukaroa project is a home-school learning partnership that seeks to accelerate learning progress and achievement for students in years 1, 2, and 3 by seeking to foster the active engagement of parents and whānau in learning partnerships. 

Reporting to parents and whānau
Up-to-date resources supporting schools to share information with parents and whānau.

Assessment Resource Bank
The ARBs consist of 1246 assessment resources in English, Mathematics, and Science. These are for students working at levels 2–5 in New Zealand classrooms. NZCER have re-developed 150 resources into an interactive online format. To register, go to http://live.arb.nzcer.org.nz and create your unique account.

Learn about what e-Portfolios are and how they can be used. Students can be given responsibility for their own learning by documenting their progress towards learning goals and deciding on what work to share.

This online assessment tool provides teachers and school leaders with information that can be used to inform teaching and learning programmes to maximise individual student learning.

Engaging with the community
Find information and examples of ways schools can engage with their communities using information and communication technologies in this section of the website.

Beyond the classroom – Connecting home and school
Join this Enabling e-Learning community group in the Virtual Learning Network. The group aims to support schools to empower and educate their families and whānau, with and about technologies.

e-Learning community discussions

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