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Assessment Matters, NZCER Press, Wellington.
This is a refereed, international journal that “pushes” the thinking in assessment in education research, policy, and practice. It provides a forum for discussing, debating, and communicating developments and advances in matters relating to assessment in the field of education.

BES – Best Evidence Synthesis Iterations
The New Zealand Ministry of Education’s best evidence synthesis iterations draw together, explain, and illustrate through vignette and case studies, bodies of evidence about what works to improve education outcomes, and what can make a bigger difference for the education of all our children and young people.

BES research reports to date include:

Education Counts: Publications
A list of available Ministry of Education reports.

e-ResearchEd, NZCER Press, Wellington.
The official newsletter of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, it contains information and electronic links of interest to early childhood centres, schools, the tertiary sector, researchers, policy makers and the education media.

Education Review Office (ERO) 

In this section of their website you'll find ERO's evaluation indicators and frameworks, national evaluations, effective practice reports, resources and guides, corporate publications and guides for parents.

New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER)

NZCER's assessment blog provides information, ideas, and support about NZCER's assessment tools and wider assessment issues. 

set: Research Information for Teachers
Set magazines, published by NZCER, are a well-known research resource for teachers. Back issues are available on application, including a 2005 publication devoted entirely to assessment.

Trends in assessment: An overview of themes in the literature
This report outlines findings from a literature review of trends in assessment policy and practice, carried out in June and July 2018. Funded by the Ministry of Education (the Ministry), the primary purpose for this work is to inform the Ministry as they are considering updating their position on assessment. This was last articulated in the position paper titled Assessment (Schooling Sector) 2011 (Ministry of Education, 2011). This paper drew on a paper commissioned by the Ministry, titled Directions for Assessment in New Zealand (DANZ): Developing students’ assessment capabilities (Absolum, Flockton, Hattie, Hipkins, & Reid, 2009).