Supporting implementation of National Standards in The New Zealand Curriculum


In 2010, Team Solutions delivered workshops to support teachers and school leaders with National Standards implementation.
National Standards workshops phase one
National Standards workshops phase two
Powerpoint presentations and documents from the workshops.
Templates and frameworks for planning.
Resources for school leaders, teachers of students with special needs.
Links to online resources for:
  • The New Zealand Curriculum
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Assessment
  • English language learners
  • Best Evidence Synthesis research

Visit: National Standards workshops phase one
Links to news and information
Ministry of Education fact sheets
Resources and presentations from the following workshops:
  • Mathematics
  • Reading and writing
  • English language learners
  • Self review
  • Assessment
  • Reporting to parents


Visit: National Standards workshops phase two



National Standards news
  • Clarifications about National Standards Jun 29, 2015
    Assessment Online presents a table outlining a number of common misunderstandings about National Standards, and clarifications for each of them.
  • National Standards – Inquiry for accelerated progress Aug 3, 2014
    The Ministry of Education has developed a set of resources that respond to the national aggregate Public Achievement Information data. These resources have been created to support schools to inquire into what needs to be done differently in order ...
  • Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) Nov 14, 2013
    The Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) is being developed to support teachers’ professional judgments in relation to the National Standards, and in particular to improve the reliability and consistency of judgments over time. 
  • Written reporting in plain language Oct 23, 2013
    This Education Gazette article explains how Wendy Kofoed, principal of Newmarket School, identified the need to review her school’s practice on reporting to parents, leading to positive communication between whānau and teachers.
  • National Standards and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori information Mar 26, 2013
    Later this year, the Ministry of Education will release National Standards information for the second time (the first was in September 2012) on the Education Counts website. This year, the Ministry will also release information on Kura and Mā...
  • Mathematics in Years 4 to 8: Developing a Responsive Curriculum Feb 17, 2013
    In this evaluation ERO used the mathematics learning area and associated standards to look at what schools were doing to raise the achievement of students in Years 4 to 8.