Te aromihi pouako e puta ai ngā ihu o ngā ākonga Māori

National Standards self-review tools

The Ministry of Education has developed a set of self-review tools to support schools in implementing the National Standards.


There are specific tools for use by teachers, in-school leaders, and boards of trustees. Each tool is organised around the teacher inquiry and knowledge-building cycle from the Teacher Professional Learning and Development Best Evidence Synthesis and focuses on the role of the user in improving outcomes for students. The tools pay particular attention to Māori students and to students at risk of not being able to fully access the New Zealand Curriculum over time.

The tools prompt users to use evidence to think about the current strengths and needs of their students, teachers, and leaders and to use that information to identify their own learning needs and plan to address them.

Support is provided though a self-review tools learning module, which includes a series of short videos showing the tools in action at a Christchurch school.

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