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Assessment tool selector

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.

Schools and teachers can select a range of formal and informal assessment methods to use in making overall teacher judgments (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.

Assessment fundamentals

Assessment fundamentals provides information around the theoretical and practical aspects of assessment including the rationale behind assessing students, criteria for choosing assessment tools, and important considerations for teachers and school managers before carrying out assessments. 

Note: Inclusion of a tool does not indicate endorsement by the Ministry of Education.

Submit a resource

Find information about the criteria for inclusion and how to submit a resource to be considered for inclusion in the Assessment tool selector.