Reviews and reconsiderations

Reviews & Reconsiderations

Deadlines:
  • NCEA reviews: Friday, 16 February 2018
  • NCEA reconsiderations: Friday, 16 February 2018

Candidates may apply for a review or reconsideration of their results for externally assessed NCEA standards and New Zealand Scholarship subjects. This page includes information on how to apply for an NCEA reconsideration and review for all subjects and levels excluding New Zealand Scholarship and Visual Arts.

For more information about New Zealand Scholarship and Visual Arts reconsiderations and reviews see Related Links below.

Apply for an NCEA review or reconsideration

After looking closely at your answer booklets or portfolios, you may want to apply for a review or reconsideration of your results.

Please note: Design and Visual Communication and Technology portfolios and folders are returned to the school. Portfolios for Level 3 and Scholarship Visual Arts are returned to candidates.

You must not have altered or added to your answer booklets or portfolios in any way. Answer booklets or portfolios that contain correcting fluid or pencil will not be eligible for review or reconsideration. They may be investigated as a breach of examination rules and some or all of your results may be cancelled.

NCEA Reviews

In a review all sections of a booklet or portfolio are checked to make sure they have been marked and results correctly recorded and transferred. A review does not involve re-marking.

There is no charge for a review.

To apply for a review:

  1. Download and print the personalised Request Review application form from your Learner Login. (Please note that the application form will not be available until after papers have been returned to candidates in January).
  2. Read the instructions on the form and complete the relevant sections. The form must be signed by the candidate or nominated person. (Note: where an application is made by a nominated person, NZQA will require appropriate written advice from the candidate as authorisation).
  3. Include all booklets, portfolios or folders for which you are requesting a review. Where the application is for Design and Visual Communication (DVC), the original assessment schedule must be included.

Post your entire application by Friday, 16 February 2018 to:

NZQA
NCEA Reviews
PO Box 160
Wellington

If your application is not received by NZQA by the due date, or if you apply for a reconsideration using the review application form, the application will not be processed.

NCEA Reconsiderations

If you think your answer booklet has not been assessed (or 'marked') correctly, you can apply for a reconsideration.

A reconsideration involves reassessing all answers in the answer booklet using the original assessment schedule, in other words, re-marking it. It also involves checking mechanical processes, like transferring grades.

NCEA reconsiderations cost $20.40 for each standard. The fee for Design and Visual Communication (DVC) and Technology portfolios is $20.40 for each external achievement standard, not each portfolio.

Where the reconsideration leads to a change of final grade the fee is refunded.

To apply online for a reconsideration:

    1. Log in to your Learner Login and select Request Reconsideration for NZQA Examination Results. (Please note that the link will not be available until after papers have been returned to candidates in January).
    2. Select the standards you wish to have reconsidered, complete the declaration section, then click next. (Note: you can modify your request at any point during the initial stages of the application process).
    3. Enter the delivery address and delivery method you would like for the return of your answer booklets, folders or portfolios then select next to proceed to the payment section. (Note: additional fees apply for the return of materials by courier).
    4. Review the details of your reconsideration request then select a payment option, online or manual. By choosing to pay online you must use a valid credit or debit card with the proper authority. Manual payments can be made using cheque, New Zealand Post money orders or manual credit card payments. (Note: you cannot modify your order once you proceed past this point).
    5. Print a copy of the reconsideration request completion form and send this together with your relevant answer booklets, folders and/or portfolios and payment details to NZQA by the due date stated on the form. (Note: Where an application is for Design and Visual Communication (DVC), the original assessment schedule must be included).

Post your entire application by Friday, 16 February 2018 to:

NZQA
NCEA Reconsiderations
PO Box 160
Wellington

If your application is not received by NZQA by the due date, or if you apply for a reconsideration using the review application form, the application will not be processed.

Reconsiderations and reviews of digitally assessed or digitally submitted standards

If you completed any external assessment digitally, e.g. the Level 1 Digital Pilot examinations or digital submission of your Technology standards, you do not need to send a copy of your submission with your review or reconsideration application.

If, however, your assessment was not undertaken or produced digitally, your paper submission must be sent to NZQA when you apply for a review or reconsideration.

How long does a review or reconsideration take?

A review or reconsideration may take up to six weeks to process. If the outcome of your application might affect University Entrance, please let your chosen university know it may take six weeks for any updated results to become available.

You can monitor the status of your reconsideration request using the My Orders link in the Learner Login main menu.

Related links

For information about New Zealand Scholarship reconsiderations and reviews, such as the closing date for applications, costs and instructions on how to apply, see Scholarship Results Publication.

For details about Visual Arts reconsiderations for externally assessed level 3 and New Zealand Scholarship standards, see Visual Arts reconsiderations.

Refer to Assessment and Examination Rules for information regarding review and reconsideration rules and procedures.

Or click here for cut score information, which is available from late January.

 
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