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IER develops research-based resources and provides a range of services to teachers and learners across the education sector.

Support & Advice

We have a team of specialists to provide support and advice on our resources and services, and on the use of all our assessment products. We also run webinars and workshops to help build assessment capability and support inquiry.

We are also looking at ways to support Communities of Learning (COL).

IER Marking

We provide in-depth online reporting and analysis of assessment data. Our reporting enables you to:

• analyse achievement at individual, class, school and question level
• analyse progress over time
• link to the Assessment Resource Banks for related material to use as next steps.

Assessment Resource Banks

The Assessment Resource Banks (ARBs) are developed by IER under contract to the Ministry of Education. They consist of over 2700 curriculum-based assessment resources in English, Mathematics, and Science at Levels 1-5 of the India Curriculum. They are designed for use in Inida classrooms by researchers with knowledge of the curriculum and experienced in assessment design.

Spell-Write Online

Spell-Write is a research-based resource that has been an integral part of New Zealand classrooms since 1983. We have developed an online version of this popular aid to spelling and writing, in collaboration with Pixelhouse.


IER is interested in the role of games and gamefulness in education from all angles, including game design, learning through game design, collaborations between educators and game designers, and games and hte future of education. We have a blog about games for learning. We have also developed a game called Curriculum for the Future. There are three parts:

  • Part 1 is a workshop resource

  • Part 2 is a live action role play game

  • Part 3 is a digital game for iPad  or tablet

The LEMMA series

The LEMMA series is a collection of booklets that contain sequences of metamathematical activities, which invite students to go beyond memorising and applying rules and skills, to thinking, working, and communicating with intriguing mathematical structures on a higher level.

Smart Writer

A fun, interactive online tool for writers of all ages. Developed from the award-winning MY Access!® instructional writing programme.

Remixing the Key Competencies

A resource for teachers to take a fresh look at the New Zealand Curriculum key competencies.

Copyright of tests

All tests, answer media and the various interpretive materials are copyrighted and may not be reproduced in any form of printing or by any other means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from the publishers.

The reproduction of any part of the publisher’s copyrighted tests or answer media without such permission, whether the reproductions are sold or furnished free for use, is a violation of the copyright law.