To access the Assessment Tool all Educators and Organisation Administrators must have an ESL (Education Sector Logon) username and password form the Ministry of Education.

ESL (which used to be known as ESAA) is the authentication and authorisation mechanism that provides users with access to online Education Sector Services, including the Assessment Tool. You can read more about signing up to the Assessment Tool and download an ESL application form here.

The ESL system is supported by the Ministry of Education contact centre. You can contact them on 0800 422 599 or via email

If you are still having problems logging in you can check your firewall, clear your cookies, or contact the Assessment Tool service desk for further assistance. Email or call (04) 381 4576 between 8am and 4:30pm weekdays.