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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, select from the buttons on the left. You will need a username and password.

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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 website

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

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The three articles about using the ARBs to support planning across the curriculum.
The first of these is Planning across the curriculum: using the ARBs I (context). Followed by Planning across the curriculum: using the ARBs II (students) and Planning across the curriculum: using the ARBs III (curriculum)

ARB Survey

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


 

English

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.


Maths

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.
  


Science

View the latest science resources

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

 

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Introduction to ARBs (pdf)


ARB presentation (exe)


ARB full presentation (zip)



Next Steps
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