AbstractAccording to Broadfoot (1996), assessment is one of the most powerful vehicles for educational change. It is a key influence on the shape and quality of education and learning for students. Kaupapa Māori assessment has the potential to make a difference for Māori children. This paper illustrates and provides insight into assessment by and for Māori in early childhood. It analyses the nature of Kaupapa
Māori assessment understandings and practices that move beyond current, culturally situated and culturally responsive perspectives of learning to learning and learners being seen as deeply located, embedded within Māori ways of knowing and being.
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