Illustrations and the National Standards
This series of modules has been developed to help teachers and other education professionals work with the National Standards and the illustrations in reading, writing and mathematics. One key message of the modules is that the standards are integral to effective practice rather than perceived as an “extra” task over and above effective practice.
The first module provides an overview of National Standards and looks specifically at how they have been designed to ensure consistency with the design and intent of the New Zealand Curriculum. The second module focuses directly on the National Standard Illustrations, their purpose and their use in effective practice, exploring the similarities (and differences) between the illustrations for reading, writing and mathematics. The third group of modules looks in detail at the illustrations in each of the three areas: how they can be used to strengthen understanding of the standards as well as to support the process of making and moderating teacher judgments. The fourth group of modules guides teachers through the process of making OTJs (Overall Teacher Judgements) against the standards by working through examples. The shared understanding achieved by having all teachers work through these modules will support the moderation process.
Some of the screens in the modules include interactive elements (dropdown fields, check boxes, radio buttons, drag and drop items). Your responses to these elements are marked when you click on the button. If you hover over the small red beside incorrect responses you will receive specific feedback. If you want to retry the screen you can click on the button. This will reset all incorrect responses on that screen. Click on the button to move to the next screen.
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