Assessment Report

New Zealand Scholarship
Te Reo Māori 2016

Standard 93003

Candidates who were awarded Scholarship with Outstanding Performance commonly:

  • confidently articulated their thoughts
  • critically formulated an opinion
  • integrated ideas within a Māori world view
  • provided evidence of competency, confidence, and transformation of written knowledge into their speech
  • presented the reo with fluency, clarity, and precision
  • argued their point with evidence to support their thinking.   

Candidates who were awarded Scholarship commonly:

  • interpreted responses
  • integrated ideas and opinions
  • articulated their own ideas.  

Other candidates commonly:

  • lacked some knowledge and understanding of the contexts
  • presented and articulated their thoughts in a straightforward rehearsed manner in the oral component
  • presented simple arguments for and against a line of thought. 

Standard-specific comments

Candidates who displayed fluency, competency and confidence in the use of te reo Māori achieved higher grades. Candidates achieving at the Outstanding level excelled in the speaking and listening components.

Candidates were expected to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the text and to articulate their analysis in their own words. This was less evident in the aural section of the exam.

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