Using narrative assessment to support secondary school teachers’ inclusive practices.

Funding year: 
2 years
University of Auckland - Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau
School sector
Project start date: 
January 2019
Project end date: 
March 2021
Principal investigator(s): 
Professor. Missy Morton
Research team members: 
Dr Joanne Walker (University of Auckland) and Dr Anne-Marie McIlroy (University of Canterbury)
Research partners: 
St Kevin’s College in Oamaru, Kimi Ora Special School in Lower Hutt and Te Aho o Te Kura. In Year 2, there will be three new ‘teams’. Each of the Year 1 schools will have a partner secondary school from their Kahui Ako, or a new group of teachers for the Te Kura group.

Assessment capable teachers and students drive quality teaching and learning. Some students continue to be invisible in secondary school assessment landscapes and this is particularly the case for students with special education needs. This project focusses on encouraging and supporting teachers to be capable and confident when working with all students in their classes. It investigates the formative use of narrative assessment as an approach to support the recognition of all students as learners. The students at the heart of this project are those working long term within Level 1 of the New Zealand Curriculum.