Kaye Brunton and Sue Chalmers discuss the critical role of the Assessment Principles in implementing sound assessment, as well as good teaching practice. Focusing on the positive influence of assessment on student achievement, they explore ways in which teachers/kaiako can evaluate their own assessment practice against these principles, and raise awareness of the pitfalls that can result in assessment negatively impacting students/ākonga.
Kaye is a former primary school principal who is now a consultant with Evaluation Associates. Sue is the Chief Advisor Assessment for NZQA. They are both members of the NZAI Executive.