Have Your Say by 1 March: Review of Achievement Standards Pilot Phase

Community involvement

Posted: 04 February 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA58Z

A pilot is currently underway to test the thinking and design of new NCEA learning and assessment resources. This is in preparation for the Review of Achievement Standards that is planned to start in April 2020, pending Cabinet approval of the final NCEA Change Package.

The review is an exciting opportunity to work with the sector to rebuild more than 1,100 achievement standards across the suite of subjects, along with the resources that support them. This supports the vision of making Level 1 a broader qualification with opportunities for more specialisation at Levels 2 and 3, which was agreed in-principle by Cabinet in May 2019.

Four subjects – Science, Visual Arts, Religious Studies and English – have been selected to run through a pilot process from October 2019 to March 2020.

Subject expert groups were created to support the pilot and they have developed the following draft materials for your feedback.

  • A Learning Matrix – the significant learning that needs to be taught at each level.
  • An Assessment Matrix – aspects of that significant learning which should be assessed.
  • A document which explains the rationale for how the new Learning Matrix and Assessment Matrix were developed and how decisions were made.
  • Level 1 achievement standards with possible learning and assessment activities (Science only). 

This feedback will be used to refine the draft materials and inform the full Review of Achievement Standards across all NCEA subjects.

We encourage you to view and provide feedback on the draft materials for Science, Religious Studies, Visual Arts or English by 1 March 2020, even if the subject isn’t your area of expertise.

Further information

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