Improvements to NCEA student app

Issue: Volume 95, Number 18

Posted: 10 October 2016
Reference #: 1H9d4k

It’s not too late to remind the students you teach about the importance of planning their programme of study, tracking their progress and setting goals.

One effective way to do this is to use NZQA’s NCEA student app, which is available both in English and te reo Māori.

This tool has recently been enhanced. Additional features include:

  • the ability to specify both the due date and type of assessment (test, practice examination, essay, etc)
  • the ability to include the date for each external examination and receive reminders ahead of time
  • the ability to set a reminder function for an assessment’s due date, or to turn this function off entirely
  • multiple levels of NCEA are now supported, meaning progress towards various NCEA levels over multiple calendar years can now be supported
  • new users of the app can add credits from previous years without also having to add standards information first.

The list of available standards has also been updated.

This app is simple to use and provides a high-level description of each standard. It has its own database, which includes an up-to-date list of all standards, updated by NZQA. Using the app’s powerful search engine, students can search for subjects and standards by ‘name’ or ‘number’.

The NCEA student app complements the NCEA guide app, for parents and employers, which was launched by NZQA in 2014.

The NCEA guide app is also a great tool for you to use to help parents better understand NCEA. It contains key content about the structure of NCEA, how the qualification is used after studying, how credits work, and how endorsements are earned.

It is also a helpful way parents and whnau can get information on how to effectively support their young people in their studies.

The apps, which are both free, are available from both the iTunes and Google Play stores, along with a range of other student apps. NZQA encourages students to look at all available options and choose the one that best meets their needs.

More information about both apps can be found on the NZQA website.

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 5:50 PM, 10 October 2016

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