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  NZAI Assessment Conference  April 2023 

You can still register to access the online presentations!

Our annual National Assessment Conference took place in the second week of the school holidays. The first day was a kanohi ki te kanohi conference at Ormiston Junior College in Auckland and the second day’s conference was held online.

The theme of the conference was: How do we know they are learning? Keynote speakers were Dr Nina Hood of The Education Hub, Associate Professor Jenny Poskitt of Massey University and Dr Beverley Booth of Devonport Primary School.  

The scope and range of the keynotes and workshops were outstanding. Feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive, including the following comments: 

“I found all of the presentations engaging and relevant.”

“What I valued most, I think, was the openness, the authenticity, and the courage of the presenters to be vulnerable. They came across as extremely knowledgeable and passionate.”

“Workshops provoked thinking from a different perspective…”

The great news is that you can still register to access the online presentations. Take a look at the online programme here. All online presentations will be available until at least the end of July 2023. 

Register here for access to the online workshops.  

Registration is $280 plus GST.


***   Webinar news  ***

Our last webinar (see below) is now in our webinar library. You can find it here, along with the PP used in the presentation.

Frameworks to guide effective assessment practices

Kaye Brunton and Viv Mallabar use their experience of teaching, leading and PLD facilitation to offer workable frameworks for managing sound and effective assessment in your school. Their ideas are based on NZAI’s recent publication, Assessment to Improve Learning: Principles, Practices and Proof.

The webinar was held on Thursday 20 October.

Strategies for dealing with assessment during these disrupted times

The webinar, hosted by Dr Jenny Poskitt, was held on the evening of Tuesday 21 June. We did not record this session, to give attendees freedom to contribute. However, we have compiled a summary of the ideas discussed. You can find it by clicking this link: Summary Of Assessment Strategies From Webinar

Principles and Philosophies of Rukuhia, Rarangahia

Cindy Pile-Wetere and Aroha Heaslip continue their exploration of Ako me te Aromatawai.  

The video from this webinar is available here in our webinar library.


*** NZAI  National Conference 2021 – Presentations are now on our website ***

Our virtual conference at the beginning of October was a great success, despite our initial nervousness about using an online platform for the first time.

Assessment to Improve Learning: Principles, Practices and Proof across the System

We’re extremely grateful to our first class line-up of keynote speakers and workshop presenters who all offered opportunities to broaden and deepen our collective knowledge and understanding of assessment at all tiers of the education system. They have now given us permission to publish their presentations on our website. 

You can find the presentations here.

We encourage you to go back to our publication, Assessment to Improve Learning: Principles, practices and proof, distributed to all schools at the end of Term 1 2021. You’ll be able to make connections with the themes of the conference, and see how the publication can assist you to review the assessment practices in your education setting.