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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.

Teachers and schools can select a range of formal and informal assessment methods to use in making overall judgments 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 tool of choice.

Assessment fundamentals

The tabs below provide information to support teachers and schools to understand the theoretical and practical aspects of assessment (assessment literacy). They include the rationale behind assessing students, criteria for choosing assessment tools, and important considerations for teachers and school managers before carrying out assessments.

Choose an assessment tool

Expectations on teachers to make dependable judgments about progress and achievement may mean there is a need for a variety of assessment examples. Use the filtered select in the Assessment tool selector to locate specific resources, or browse all assessment tools ,and filter and/or compare different results.  

Select an assessment tool

Select an assessment tool by using the buttons to select assessment areas, year levels, New Zealand origin, standardised or non-standardised, and/or suitability for individual or group.

Browse assessment tools

Browse assessment tools to locate an assessment tool you know of in the alphabetical list, or filter further by selecting a curriculum area and using sub-area filter buttons where provided.

Compare tools function is available at any stage of your search.

Criteria for inclusion

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

Submit a resource

Read the provided information about the criteria for inclusion and then, if you wish to submit a resource for consideration please email: assessment@tki.org.nz, Subject line: Recommended resource for the Assessment Tool Selector.