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The Assessment Resource Banks (ARBs) in English, Mathematics, and Science

The ARBs consist of 2933 curriculum-based assessment resources designed for students working at levels 2-5 for use in New Zealand schools.

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To access the ARBs you need to be working in a New Zealand educational institute or undergoing teacher training in New Zealand.

This site is now closed for registration, please register at the new ARB website for your username and password.



Support materials

Support materials and research
English support materials
Maths support materials
Science support materials
Self Assessment: What Teachers Think
Tables and graphs
Self-regulated learning
Case studies of ARB use in schools
Vocabulary and comprehension
Comprehension strategies
Maths journalling
Inter-relationships (ecology)
Planning across the curriculum: Using the ARBs I (context)
Planning across the curriculum: Using the ARBs II (students)
Planning across the curriculum: Using the ARBs III (curriculum)

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What's new

ARB Survey

Click on the link to read your feedback in the recent ARB survey [pdf, 207K]

Registration for the old ARB site is now closed. This site will be archived soon.

Please register for your unique username and password at the new ARB website http://arbs.nzcer.org.nz/register

ARB website

The new Assessment Resource Banks website has been launched. Create your own unique login at http://arbs.nzcer.org.nz



View the latest English resources

How does understanding text features benefit reading comprehension?

Writing assessment guide outlines twelve criteria used to assess ARB writing exemplars.

Thinking about how language works supports teachers with additional information about language.


View the latest maths resources

Concept maps in Basic facts, Algebraic patterns, Fractional thinking, Algebraic thinking, and Computational estimation.

Workshop & presentations (ppt): Basic Facts, Algebraic patterns, Unpacking student responses, Supporting PD in algebraic & fractional thinking, & more.


View the latest science resources

Building science concepts and Making better sense books are mapped to ARB resources.


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Support materials

Introduction to ARBs (pdf)

ARB presentation (exe)

ARB full presentation (zip)

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   Please Note: ARB material may be reproduced for school-based assessment purposes, not for sale or other purposes.
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