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Assessment practices in New Zealand schools

At Mindlab we have been asked to critically evaluate  our assessments. Our group is made up of primary and college teachers, maths and English teachers. Our positives are:

1. Using pre-tests to inform teaching

2. Using peer, self and group assessments 

3. Getting students to reflect on how they work and what works best for them

4. Giving students choice and voice in their final assessments based on how they learn best

5. Do three tests to show how students improve

What we’d like to change:

1. Tests done as a last minute without much evidence of thought or collaboration between teachers

2. The key idea is not always clear in the test

3. The problems are supposed to be authentic, but this is not always the case

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