Assessment Resource Banks News, Winter 2018

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa ni, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula.Welcome. 

Nau mai, Haere mai.

We have some handy new online-interactive assessment resources for your classroom that will help get you through winter.

It is great to see so many of you using the online-interactive assessment resources with the Student URL and the My folder feature. For those of you who haven’t tried, make sure that you share the Student URL with your students so you can see their results in the Completed resources tab.

This update includes:

  • 14 new Level 1 ARB assessment resources
  • ARBs and the Science capabilities at Level 1 and 2
  • Popular ARB articles and resources
  • ARBs and the Learning Progression Frameworks
  • Assessment workshops and webinars

New formative assessment  resources

We have developed and published 14 new ARB resources aimed at students working at Level 1 of the New Zealand Curriculum. These resources are all online-interactive and use photos, colourful visual prompts and accessible language. Teachers can use them with individuals, small groups or a whole class.  Many are also suitable for using with ESOL students.
These resources explore:
  • gathering and interpreting data
  • using evidence to identify observation and evidence and the science capabilities
  • using comprehension strategies to recall details about a text
  • looking at different ways to show information
  • interpreting graphs and statements about graphs
  • position and orientation
  • subtraction.
Assessment Resource Banks and the Science capabilities at Level 1 and 2

We've added the new Science assessment resources into the article about the science capabilities at Level 1 and 2. This short article relates the Science capabilities to the four Nature of Science substrands, and shows ways to weave the Nature of Science into your science curriculum, with examples. 
Popular ARBs articles and resources 
Some of the most popular ARBs articles:
Venn diagrams
Tables and graphs 
Types of numbers

How understanding text features benefits reading comprehension

Some of the most popular assessment resources:
English resources
Sleepy koalas
Night in the forest 
Paragraphs I
What might it be?
Assessment resources and the Learning Progressions Frameworks 
All assessment resources in Maths and English have now been linked to the Learning Progression Frameworks. We have also developed three maps that link the Learning Progressions Frameworks to ARB Reading, Writing and Mathematics resources.
These are located in the ARBs, National Standards, PaCT and OTJs section on the homepage. 

Learning progression frameworks reading map
Learning progression frameworks writing map


Assessment workshops and webinars at NZCER
ARB webinars
We had a lovely time running several webinars to showcase the ARBs in Maths, English, and Science. 
Thanks to all who attended these, and for your questions.
Open this link for more information about the: ARBs workshops and webinars
You can register as an individual for a scheduled webinar, or contact us to register your school or Kāhui Ako for a workshop. You can also let us know if you'd like us to run a webinar on a particular part of the ARBs. 

Our experienced Education Advisers provide a range of professional learning and development workshops to help you make the most of your school’s assessments. We can customise all professional learning opportunities, workshops, and webinars for your school or cluster. We can also run staff meetings in person or through webinars depending on your needs and budget.

We're always happy to get feedback and would love to hear from you about our website or our assessment resources. We look forward to continuing with you throughout 2018.
All the best for the rest of the term and beyond.
Ngā mihi nui
Jan, Lorraine, Sandy, Teresa, and Jonathan
The ARB team
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