We want an education system where all students and ākonga have the opportunity to learn – to be successful in life, learning and work – and to contribute to society.
Our national schooling curriculum is made up of two curricula, The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. They provide guidance and give schools and kura the flexibility to design a curriculum that reflects their local context, and meets the needs of their students, ākonga and whānau.
While it’s important to know how students and ākonga are doing in literacy and numeracy, te reo matatini and pāngarau, it’s also important to understand the progress they’re making across the curricula. Assessing and reporting on progress – not just achievement – takes into account the starting point of each student and ākonga. It helps teachers and kaiako provide the right learning opportunities and support. It also helps parents and whānau know what progress their child is making and how they can support their learning.
So earlier this year a Ministerial Advisory Group and Reference Group were set up to look at how best to support schools to make sure every child experiences rich opportunities to learn and progress in the important learning they are entitled to.
Our Ministerial Advisory Group has developed some ideas and now it’s your turn to tell us what you think.
Your feedback will help shape the Group’s recommendations to the Minister of Education at the end of the year.
Please check back on 1 October to see the emerging ideas, download resources and be part of the group discussions. You’ll also be able to start your own conversations and provide your feedback online.