What are the ARBs?
The Assessment Resource Banks (ARBs) are collections of
classroom assessment resources in English, Mathematics, and Science. They are developed
by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research
under contract to the Ministry of Education.
experienced in assessment and curriculum develop
and trial each resource.
Advisory panels consist
of teachers and curriculum experts.
are trialled by New Zealand students.
the resources are classified
are intended to support classroom assessment for
learning within New Zealand schools.
Many of the resources include support for teaching
and learning discussions.
Formative assessment and the ARBs
be used to provide evidence to support overall
teacher judgement (and accordingly support teachers
to make decisions about the National Standards for Years 4-8).
See National Standards and ARBs (Maths
consist of tasks
for students to complete, a Teacher
information page, and, in some cases, have
examples of students' work.
About the Teacher
include a broad range
of assessment tasks.
Types of resources
include some assessment
tasks from national and international monitoring
projects: the National Monitoring Project (NEMP),
the Third International Mathematics and Science
and the Programme for International Student Assessment
resources are regularly reviewed and revised, and
resources are added.
of the resources are informed by the nationwide
trialling and/or classroom-based research.
This research, and other classroom and trialling support
information published online from time to time.
materials for Maths,
is also support information for different
uses (or purposes) of assessment (e.g., formative, summative), and
different ways to assess