Support for Curriculum Progress Tools

Boost your confidence and ability to make judgements across the curriculum

The Curriculum Progress Tools offer much more than just providing a judgment of student progress and achievement.

The Curriculum Progres Tools are essential for educators to use. They are made up of two parts - the Learning Progressions Framework and the Progress and Consistency Tool.

The illustrations exemplify high-quality learning experiences. Teachers can then use reading and writing as cross-curricula devices to help students access the broadness of our curriculum. We have also seen the value of the Curriculum Progress Tools in:

  • developing teacher curriculum knowledge

  • acknowledging teacher knowledge as a valid form of evidence

  • providing a lens for reviewing teaching and learning programmes

  • thinking of Mathematics as more than just numeracy

  • making sure important but less obvious aspects of reading, writing and mathematics get taught in learning programmes

  • developing a good understanding of achievement and progress through the curriculum levels

  • providing high-quality reports and displays.

We have been part of the Curriculum Progress Tools implementation support and professional learning since 2013. Since then, we developed years of institutional knowledge about the tools. We know how to introduce them to educators so they can use the tools effectively.

These benefits have been heard in settings from primary through to secondary.

Secondary school teachers and leaders find the illustrations relevant. The reading and writing illustrations in science, social science and English contexts show subject specialists improve their subject achievement. This has become even more relevant with the introduction of literacy and numeracy as co-requisite standards for NCEA.

How to structure your professional learning


Option A: Regionally allocated PLD

Implement the Curriculum Progress Tools through regionally allocated professional learning. We have worked with many schools and kāhui ako through the assessment for learning or local curriculum design priorities.


Option B: An implementation programme

Let us design something that will work with your needs and budget. The programme includes:

  • Development of an implementation plan and tool set-up

  • An introduction to the Learning Progression Frameworks

  • Framework exploration

  • Developing efficient judgment making processes

  • First judgments

  • Review of the judgment making process and analysis of data sets and displays

  • Review session


Option C: A customised implementation model

Do you want something more specific for your school or kāhui ako? Get in touch with us. We can customise an approach that brings the best of what we know and meets your specific needs.