February 2014

He hōnore, he korōria ki te Atua
He maungarongo ki te whenua
He whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa

Contents

  • Welcome
  • Māori Performing Arts – new version of standards
  • Māori Performing Arts – student samples for moderation
  • Māori Performing Arts – Best Practice Workshops
  • Mau Rākau – expiring standards and assessment support materials
  • Ngā Mahi a te Whare Pora
  • Whakairo
  • General
  • Facebook subject page

Welcome

Kia ora and welcome to this first newsletter for Māori Performing Arts (MPA) and other Field Māori teachers and assessors. The aim of these newsletters is to communicate assessment information related to MPA and other Field Māori standards, as well as update you on any new developments.

Māori Performing Arts - new version of standards

Please note the Māori Performance standards (18) have been revised to include Merit and Excellence. These are available on the NZQA Māori Performance page. Assessment support materials that reflect the requirements of the new version of these standards are available on the Assessment Support Materials page for MPA. NZQA will revise its visual resource to include the distinction between Achieved, Merit and Excellence in the near future.

Māori Performing Arts - student samples for moderation

Assessors are reminded that they are required to submit eight randomly selected samples of student work for national moderation when students are assessed against the new versions of the standards. If digital evidence is submitted for national moderation, the learner/s must be clearly identified. Further information about these is available on the Assessment Support Materials page for Māori Performance.

Māori Performing Arts - Best Practice Workshops

These were offered last year and will be offered again this year.  Feedback about the 2013 workshops was very positive.

Along with these workshops, NZQA is offering generic workshops focusing on assessment resource design and modifying assessment resources to ensure authenticity.

Information regarding the 2014 workshops is available on the NZQA Best Practice Workshops page.

Mau Rākau – expiring standards and assessment support materials

Unit standards 20947, 20951, and 20952 have expired.  The last date for assessment to take place for these standards was December 2013.

Assessment support materials for other unit standards are available on the NZQA Assessment Support Materials page for Mau Rākau.  These should be used as a guide only, as they do not reflect the requirements of the current version of unit standards.

Ngā Mahi a te Whare Pora

Assessment support materials for Raranga and Taonga Tākaro are available on the NZQA Assessment Support Materials page for Ngā Mahi a te Whare Pora.  These should be used as a guide only, as they do not reflect the requirements of the current version of unit standards.

Recent moderation shows that some of the learner samples submitted appears to have identical/very similar visual and written evidence. Assessors are reminded to check the authenticity of all learner samples.

Whakairo

Assessment support materials for Te Ara Tauira Whakairo are available on the NZQA Assessment Support Materials for Whakairo.  While these reflect the requirements of the current version of unit standards, these should only be used as a guide.

General

The resource materials on the NZQA website are intended as a guide only and it is expected that assessors will adapt these and develop assessments that are relevant to the context in which their assessment occurs. The assessor must manage authenticity for any assessment, including that from a public source, as students may have had access to the assessment materials (including schedule).

Assessors are encouraged to assess their students against the current version of standards. Assessors are also reminded to check the status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions. This information can be found on the current standard document.

Facebook subject page

It is now possible to be notified via Facebook when an update has been made to Māori Performing Arts and other Field Māori standards on the NZQA website. In Facebook, search for "Māori Performing Arts NZQA" or “Field Māori NZQA”. These have separate pages. “Like” the page and a message will appear in your Facebook newsfeed when new or altered materials are placed on the NZQA Languages webpage.

 
 
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