Tag Archives: NCEA

Gaming the NCEA system

Is it a surprise that NCEA literacy can be gained from PE? Likewise with University Entrance and even NCEA Level 2. Targets such as 85% of students will gain Level 2, while admirable merely drive behavioral changes by both teachers … Continue reading

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NCEA achievement rates

I see NCEA achievement rates are back in the press. University enrolments have dropped… NZQA gives access to some interesting statistics however here are some questions I would like to investigate, but the data is not readily available: 1. What … Continue reading

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53.8% failed NCEA Level 3 Information Systems assessment

53.8% is an extraordinarily high failure rate for an external assessment. And 2013 was about the same. The root cause in my opinion is lack of capability and few professional development opportunities made available to build the capability. I personally found the … Continue reading

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14 January is looming – D Day for some students

  On 14 January NCEA results are posted. A nervous time for some students that need results to go their way; if they are to get into the University courses they aspire to. My Year 13 DT class, in a … Continue reading

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Cheating at University – does this happen at schools?

From Stuff … This is not a huge surprise I have heard of similar, but not as well organised fraud of this nature. Does this happen in NCEA? I have not seen it, but I am not so naive as to … Continue reading

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I already passed NCEA Level 1, why should I do any more work?

Good question, not sure I have a good answer.

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