Faculty of Education and Social Work

Innovative Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Develop the assessment capability of your staff for teaching and learning effectiveness

Professional development focused on assessment and learning will benefit principals and teachers in primary, intermediate and secondary schools.

Benefits for your school

A focus on learning and assessment can contribute to changing practice in classrooms by:

  • Students and teachers developing a shared language for learning.
  • Teaching and learning focusing more directly on student achievement.
  • Students becoming more confident to share their learning and their goals with family and whānau.

Options for professional development

  • Instructional leadership
    Facilitators will work with you and your leadership team with an indepth focus on assessment and learning.
  • Assessment system review
    A facilitator will work with a designated team at your school to review the school assessment system and the collation of achievement data.
  • Classroom observations
    A facilitator will work with your school leadership team to plan and conduct a series of teacher observations looking at assessment and learning in the classroom.
  • Mentoring
    A facilitator will work with selected staff to mentor them on the coherent use of assessment tools across the school.
  • Capacity building
    A facilitator will work with your school or cluster for a day each week for up to one term, helping to build capacity and sustainability in assessment and learning.


For more information please contact Cathy Wright to discuss on +64 27 548 5667 or cs.wright@auckland.ac.nz