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Appendix 3: Ngā Kete Kōrero Pātai

What is Ngā Kete Kōrero?

Ngā Kete Kōrero is a framework for assigning levels of difficulty to reading resources written in te reo Māori.  The resources levelled using Ngā Kete Kōrero are generally used by Kaiako to support instructional reading programmes for tamariki.

 

Each level of the framework is represented by four distinct kete. In total there are eleven levels:

  • Kete Harakeke A, E, I (emergent readers)
  • Kete Kiekie A, E, I (early reading)
  • Kete Pingao, A, E, I, O (early fluency)
  • Kete Miro (Fluency)

What has changed in the refined Ngā Kete Kōrero framework?

There are two major changes to the framework.

  1. The framework has been expanded to 21 levels. The purpose of the change is to provide a more refined analysis tool that can be used to level reading resources. 
  2. The last kete has been changed from Kete Miro to Kete Muka. This is only a name change.

Reading stage

Existing Kete

Abbreviation

Additional Kete

Abbreviation

Emergent

Harakeke A

Kha

Harakeke A.E

KHa.e

 

Harakeke E

KHe

Harakeke E.I

KHe.i

 

Harakeke I

KHi

Harakeke I. Kiekie A

KHi.KKa

 

 

 

 

 

Early reading

Kiekie A

KKa

Kiekie A.E

KKa.e

 

Kiekie E

KKe

Kiekie E.I

KKe.i

 

Kiekie I

KKi

Kiekie I Pingao A

KKi.KPa

 

 

 

 

 

Early fluency

Pingao A

KPa

Pingao A.E

KPa.e

 

Pingao E

KPe

Pingao E.I

KPe.i

 

Pingao I

KPi

Pingao I.O

KPi.o

 

Pingao O

KPo

Pingao O Muka

KPo.KM

 

 

 

 

 

Fluency

Miro A

KM

Replaced with Muka

KM

What does the refinement mean for existing reading material levelled using Ngā Kete Kōrero?

The Nga Kete Kōrero refinement framework team have relevelled 433 existing texts. These texts are now in the process of being re-published by the Ministry.

Have there been any other changes to the books?

Yes. There have been some design changes to the books.

  • The design of the level has changed from a picture of kete to a harakeke designed stamp.
  • The colour of some of the levels has changed.
    • Harakeke green – no change
    • Kiekie burnt orange – now buff
    • Pingao maroon – now gold
    • Miro blue – now grey
  • The placement of the colour and level stamp is consistent across all books.
  • There have been some changes to font type, size, placement of text inside the book and where required text improvements (e.g. macrons).

Have all the texts been published?

No. Approximately 200 books are ready for publishing across 19 levels.  The Ministry is waiting for feedback from this evaluation before it continues the publishing process.

What am I being asked to provide feedback on?

There are three parts to this evaluation:

  • Feedback on the design changes mentioned in question 4 above.
  • Feedback on the usefulness of the books, especially those books that are levelled at the new transitional levels.
  • Feedback to the Ministry on how it should consider implementing the relevelled books into kura in 2020.

Te Paetawhiti & Associates

Ngā Kete Kōrero Trial Final Report PDF

  • Te-Paetawhiti-Ltd-Nga-Kete-Korero-Final-Report-2020.pdf
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