Submitting your portfolio for ACET

Your portfolio must be submitted to TeachNZ by post or courier and be postmarked on or before the closing date.

A portfolio comprises both the Portfolio Form and a supporting body of evidence.

Portfolios will only be returned to teachers who provide a pre-paid self-addressed courier bag. We strongly recommend teachers take a copy for their records.

Make sure your portfolio is:

  • certified by your principal as an accurate representation of your classroom and professional practice 
  • contains a recommendation from your principal 
  • signed by you as the teacher seeking ACET recognition.

Requirements for submitting evidence:

  • Evidence must be current (within the last three years) and should include planning through to outcomes.
  • Evidence should follow the inquiry cycle central to the New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
  • Use data explicitly showing positive outcomes (social, cultural and academic) for all learners, with specific information about meeting the needs of priority learners.
  • Data showing learner outcomes should show progress over time.
  • You can only submit any piece of evidence once, so consider which section it fits in best.
  • Ensure that references are dated and signed and other correspondence is presented in original form.
  • Provide explanations for, and links to, criteria for photos, videos and other pictorial data.
  • Reference readings or articles that indicate the impacts they had on your practice, but don’t include copies of the readings or articles.

If you are resubmitting a portfolio, please ensure that all sections are included, even those that have previously met the criteria, and that evidence is no more than three years old.

Keep your portfolio clear and succinct. The evaluation panel should be able to read it within 60 minutes.

Use the completing your portfolio section of the website and the ACET Professional Framework diagram to help you complete each section of your portfolio.

Sending your portfolio
Your completed portfolio must be sent by post or courier and be postmarked no later than 5 August 2019.

Return by post:

ACET Recognition
Ministry of Education
PO BOx 1666
Wellington 6140

 

Return by courier to:

ACET Recognition
Mātauranga House
Level 12, 33 Bowen Street
Wellington 6011

 

The ACET recognition team will email you when they have received your portfolio.

If you have any questions or need to contact the ACET recognition team at TeachNZ, phone 0800 165 225, or email acet.recognition@education.govt.nz.

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