NCEA

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NCEA
A guide to...
NCEA
National Certificate of
Educational Achievement
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1 What is NCEA?
2
How does NCEA work?
3
How can we support our
children?
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What is NCEA?
National Certificate of Educational Achievement
New Zealand’s national qualification
Introduced between 2002 and 2004
Standards based
Goes from level 1 to level 3
Internally and externally assessed
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What is the difference between
the old system and NCEA?
Old system – School C and Bursary
50% or above = PASS
49% or below = FAIL.
NCEA works differently
• Students are assessed using national standards which describe
particular skills or knowledge in subjects
• A traditional school subject is made up of a range of national standards
Why is NCEA best?
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Independent research has shown that if you do well in
NCEA, you are likely to do well in your first year at
university.
“We find that the students who get the Excellences
really optimize their learning; and when we follow
those students who get Excellence in the NCEA into
university they do the very best in their tertiary
qualifications.”
John Hattie, university of Auckland
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“I’ve employed a lot of young people over the last couple
of years and reading through their papers and credits you
do get a good indication of where they’re at. NCEA tells
you a bit more about the person; if they’re hands-on or
computer skilled or good at fault finding.”
Jud Dwyer, Manager at Westland Milk Products
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“The transition from school to uni was very smooth.
Under NCEA, you’re working hard all through the year, so
you’re always aware of your assessments you’ve got at the
moment, and then the next ones. You’ve got a plan and
you know that there’s more coming, which is quite similar
to uni, where you know when your assessments are and
when they’re due.”
Olivia Burt, student at Auckland University
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How does NCEA work ?
3
level 3 – Year 13
2
level 2 – Year 12
1
level 1 – Years 10 +11
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How does ncea work ?
3
Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 + 20 credits at any other level)
2
Level 2
1
level 1
(60 credits at level 2 + 20 at any other level)
(80 credits at level 1 or higher
10 must be literacy credits + 10 numeracy credits)
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How do students earn credits?
Students earn credits when they
achieve a standard in a subject.
Each subject usually consists of
around 18-24 credits
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How do students earn credits?
A STANDARD is a unit of work
Internal example (In class)
Standard 1:5: Write a piece of formal writing = 3 credits
External example (In a November exam)
Standard 1:1: Study written texts = 4 credits
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How do students earn credits?
Credits can be achieved at the level of:
• Achieved
• Merit
• Excellence
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How does NCEA work in a subject?
90195
consumer demand
4
90196
5
90197
supply
3
90198
producers
5
the market
90199
2
the economy
90200
2
research 1
90201
3
research 2
level 1 economics
24 credits at level 1
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How does NCEA work?
A student example
• economics (24 credits)
• maths (24 credits)
• English (22 credits)
• Japanese (20 credits)
• science (24 credits)
= 114 credits
Level 1 NCEA
80 credits at level 1 or higher
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A summary so far…
• Students are assessed against national standards in their 5
different subjects
• Each subject is usually made up of 5 to 7 standards
• Students earn credits when they achieve a standard
• Standards can be a combination of internal and external
assessments
• Students can gain N, A, M, E
• ALL credits go towards their NCEA qualification
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A summary so far…
3
Level 3
(60 credits at level 3 + 20 credits at any other level)
2
Level 2
(60 credits at level 2 + 20 at any other level)
1
level 1
(80 credits at level 1 or higher
10 must be literacy credits + 10 numeracy credits)
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Endorsed Merit or Excellence
• 50 credits at merit/excellence for merit certificate
• 50 credits at excellence for excellence certificate
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Course Endorsements
 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence in that
course (in one year)
 At least 3 credits from an external exam
 At least 3 credits from an internal assessment
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University Entrance (minimum entry)
Level 1
10 numeracy credits
Level 2
5 reading and 5 writing credits
Level 3
14 credits in 3 approved subjects
Must pass L3 – 60 L3 credits and 20 credits at any other level
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University
Rank score system using the best 80 credits
 4 points for Excellence
 3 points for Merit
 2 points for Achieved
+ Many individual universities and individual courses have
their own entrance criteria
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Code
Assessed
Mathematics Level 1
Version
Credit
Value
Result
Credits
Achieved
90147
External
Use straightforward algebraic
methods and solve equations (1.1)
3
4
M
4
90148
External
Sketch and interpret graphs (1.2)
3
3
M
3
90149
Internal
2
3
E
3
90150
Internal
Solve problems involving
measurement of everyday objects
(1.3)
Use geometric techniques to
produce a pattern or object (1.4)
2
2
M
2
90151
External
Solve straightforward number
problems in context (1.7)
2
3
A
3
90152
External
Solve right-angled triangle
problems (1.8)
2
2
A
2
90153
External
Use geometric reasoning to solve
problems (1.9)
2
2
A
2
90193
Internal
Use statistical methods and
information (1.5)
2
3
E
3
90194
External
Determine probabilities (1.6)
2
2
M
2
Ext.
Prov
Context
Code
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How to read a results notice
 N not achieved
 A achieved
 M merit
E
excellence
NZQA Learner login
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Students can login at any time to;
 Change their details
 Review their results
 Order certificates and records of achievement
Google= NZQA learner login
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Moodle Parent/student login
Parents or students can login at any time to:
 Track attendance
 Track results
 Read reports
 Review co-curricular involvement
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Fees
$76.70
$20.00 if eligible for financial assistance/
community services card
How can you help?
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Discuss with your child what are their
plans when they leave school?
Find out what they will need to achieve
their dream
Help them set goals
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How can you help?
Track your child’s attendance
and
Track your child’s total credits
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How can you help?
Regularly ask:
 When is your next standard coming
up?
 How many credits is it worth?
 What do you need to do to get Merit or
Excellence?
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How can you help?
If they do not know the answers,
please email or call your child’s
teachers
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Further help for your child?
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Further help for your child?
Read the websites:
http://nzqa.govt.nz
http://www.tki.org.nz
Search for assessment tasks
Moderator’s reports
Excellence exemplars
[email protected]
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Questions
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Thank you
for coming!

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