On 13 May, the Minister of Education made a significant announcement around NCEA. The Minister’s announcement had three major parts:
What this means for students at Taupo-nui-a-Tia College
- NZQA will no longer be requiring fees from domestic students
- Students who have already paid NZQA fees in 2019 will have their school accounts credited.
- If you require further transfer of the funds please contact the school office (ph 376 1100).
- Fees paid prior to 2019 will not be refunded
- NZQA has been progressively offering more opportunities for digital assessment as the impact of technology in learning and our everyday lives increases.
- 14 NCEA subjects will offer digital external assessments in 2019.
- If a student’s teacher feels the subject has been taught in a manner where the student will benefit from a digital assessment, the student will be offered the choice of digital or paper assessments (if the subject is 1 of the 14).
- The final changes will not be announced until November and at present details are not clear.
- The proposed timeline of changes is:
2020 Draft Level 1 Achievement Standards and Assessments
2021 Trialing and Revision of Level 1
Draft Level 2 Achievement Standards and Assessments
2022 Transition using old and new at Level 1
Trialing and Revision of Level 2
Draft Level 3 Achievement Standards and Assessments
2023 Level 1 Fully implemented
Transition using old and new at Level 2
Trialing and Revision of Level 3
2024 Level 2 Fully implemented
Transition using old and new at Level 3
2025 Level 3 Fully implemented