The New Zealand Assessment Institute (NZAI) is an advocacy body focused on improving system capability in educational assessment. NZAI provides an authoritative voice that draws on a strong evidence-base of research and best practice. It is a non-profit, flexible, member-led organisation that fosters collaborative sharing amongst educators, leaders, researchers and policy makers who have interests in, and responsibility for, New Zealand assessment policy, research and practice.

NZAI is a culturally responsive, independent, evidence-based voice representing sound practice in assessment. It is improvement oriented and focused on contributing to an assessment capable education system.

Our National Assessment Conference was a great success!

The first day was kanohi ki te kanohi at Ormiston Junior College in Auckland and the second day was held online.

The great news is that you can still register to access the online presentations . All online presentations will be available for at least the next three months. 

Click here for the conference programme and to register.


The purpose of NZAI is to support students and classroom teachers by building productive partnerships and quality assessment across the education system. It is a member-led organisation that fosters collaborative sharing amongst educators, leaders, professional development providers, researchers and policy makers interested in and responsible for assessment practice, policy or research.

Members share experiences and ideas, discuss and debate assessment matters, and develop and/or extend expertise related to assessment. Stronger connections between research, policy and practice will enhance system understanding and capability in educational assessment.