NCEA A guide to... NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement NCEA Text me a question 021948442 NCEA 1 What is NCEA? 2 How does NCEA work? 3 How can we support our children? NCEA 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 NCEA 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? NCEA 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 NCEA “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 NCEA “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 NCEA How does NCEA work ? 3 level 3 – Year 13 2 level 2 – Year 12 1 level 1 – Years 10 +11 NCEA 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) NCEA 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 NCEA 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 NCEA How do students earn credits? Credits can be achieved at the level of: • Achieved • Merit • Excellence NCEA 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 NCEA 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 NCEA 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 NCEA 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) NCEA Endorsed Merit or Excellence • 50 credits at merit/excellence for merit certificate • 50 credits at excellence for excellence certificate NCEA 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 NCEA 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 NCEA 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 NCEA NCEA 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 NCEA How to read a results notice N not achieved A achieved M merit E excellence NZQA Learner login NCEA Students can login at any time to; Change their details Review their results Order certificates and records of achievement Google= NZQA learner login NCEA Moodle Parent/student login Parents or students can login at any time to: Track attendance Track results Read reports Review co-curricular involvement NCEA Fees $76.70 $20.00 if eligible for financial assistance/ community services card How can you help? NCEA 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 NCEA How can you help? Track your child’s attendance and Track your child’s total credits NCEA 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? NCEA How can you help? If they do not know the answers, please email or call your child’s teachers NCEA Further help for your child? NCEA 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@example.com NCEA Questions NCEA Thank you for coming!