Development of Reading Assessments for Māori learners: Online Survey

Information for Kaiako (Teachers/Tutors)

Tënä koe,

This document has information about how you (and tauira that you work with) can
take part in an online survey that will help NZCER design reading assessments that
are engaging, relevant and appropriate for Māori.

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has asked the New Zealand Council for
Educational Research (NZCER) to consult with the sector about the development of
reading assessments of English, but with a Māori perspective. NZCER is pleased to
be partnering with Keith Ikin and Waitiahoaho Emery and to be supported by a
sector reference group for this development. We want to design an assessment that
works well for Māori learners, their kaiako and institutions. Your views and the
feedback from your tauira are important in helping us to do this.

What is involved?

There is a survey for kaiako (teachers/tutors) to complete online. This survey will
take approximately 15 minutes to complete. This survey is for anyone who works
with/teaches Māori. Please pass this information letter on to anyone you think would
like to share their views by completing the survey.
Please click on the following link or copy it into your browser if you would like to take
The survey needs to be completed by: Thursday 29th May

Survey for tauira

There is a separate survey for tauira (students) to complete online. This survey takes
about 15 minutes to complete. If you are happy for your tauira to be invited to take
part, please pass on this link to those who identify as Māori:
You may wish to email them this link so that they can click on it or copy and paste it
into their browser. The survey also needs to be completed by: Thursday 29th

Further information

NZCER is an independent research organisation based in Wellington and was
responsible for developing the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool
and has recently developed the Literacy and Numeracy Assessment for Youth. More
information about NZCER can be found at
The next stage in our consultation for this reading assessment will involve holding
focus groups with tauira and kaiako. The survey results will help inform the
discussion in these groups.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions by emailing or Thank you very much
for your assistance – it is greatly appreciated.

Ngā mihi
Sally Robertson, Ben Gardiner, Keith Ikin and Waitiahoaho Emery

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