The JAM assesses the achievement of a student in relation to levels one and two of The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC). The assessment consists of 11 modules. Each module can be used as a separate assessment, or the modules can be combined to provide a broader assessment. Teachers will need to select the modules that are relevant to the needs of their students. The number modules of JAM replace the diagnostic interview (NumPA). The Algebra, Geometry and Measurement modules do not assess all concepts in these strands.

Teacher Guide (PDF, 594KB)

Assessment Booklet  (PDF, 1.7MB)

Copymasters (PDF, 330KB)

Recording Sheet (PDF, 250KB)

Recording Sheet (Word, 637KB)

Hard copies may be ordered from Ministry of Education Customer Services: 
online at 
Please quote kit item number 43991

Click for a Māori version of the JAM.