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Curriculum, Progress and Achievement for years 1 to 10

word cloud graphicWe want an education system where all students and ākonga have the opportunity to learn – to be successful in life, learning and work – and to contribute to society.

Earlier this year a Ministerial Advisory Group and Reference Group were set up to look at how best to support schools to make sure every child experiences rich opportunities to learn and progress in the important learning they are entitled to.

Our Ministerial Advisory Group has developed some ideas and now it’s your turn to tell us what you think. The emerging ideas are:

  • Commit to a system that learns
  • Design a process for evolving national curriculum in Māori and English
  • Clarify pathways for ākonga progress
  • Support the design of a responsive local curriculum
  • Design and trial rich records of ākonga learning
  • Build assessment, inquiry and evaluative capability
  • Strengthen collaborative inquiry networks
  • Grow learning partnerships with parents and whānau
  • Establish a Curriculum and Assessment Institute.

You can read about the emerging ideas in detail in te reo Māori or English, or check out the brief overview in te reo Māori and English. Go to our resources page to read about the ideas in detail and access all of our resources. 

Then you can have your say.

Our national schooling curriculum is made up of two curricula, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and The New Zealand Curriculum. They provide guidance and give schools and kura the flexibility to design a curriculum that reflects their local context, and meets the needs of their students, ākonga and whānau.

While it’s important to know how students and ākonga are doing in literacy and numeracy, te reo matatini and pāngarau, it’s also important to understand the progress they’re making across the curricula. Assessing and reporting on progress – not just achievement – takes into account the starting point of each student and ākonga. It helps teachers and kaiako provide the right learning opportunities and support. It also helps parents and whānau know what progress their child is making and how they can support their learning.

Your feedback will help shape the Ministerial Advisory Group’s recommendations to the Minister of Education at the end of the year.

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Go to have your say before 30 November to give us your feedback.