Tonight we are undertaking some important system updates necessary to support our NCEA results reporting for schools Published at 3.28pm on 16 January

The update will take place for up to four hours from 10pm on Wednesday 16 January.

Access to our Learner Login pages will be unavailable during this time, including access to the NCEA results.

We have scheduled this brief but necessary outage at this time in order to minimise any inconvenience to students.

Digital Assessment: NCEA Digital Trials and Pilots

As part of NZQA’s digital transformation journey, we are investigating digital methods of assessment, with the aim of having NCEA examinations available online.

Digital Trial and Pilot examinations help schools and students make the transition to digital assessment by enabling schools to test their readiness, and provide an opportunity for students to experience assessment in a digital format.

About the 2018 Trials and Pilots Familiarisation activities
Factsheet for students Technical requirements
Frequently Asked Questions Help Videos
2018 Pilot examinations 2018 Trial examinations
2017 Trials and Pilots evaluation Co-Managed Trial case studies

General knowledge quiz

NZQA developed a general knowledge quiz in 2016 as an activity that enabled schools to evaluate the quality of their network (e.g. internet speeds) for the purposes of completing Digital Trials and Pilots.

The quiz takes about 20 minutes to complete. We suggest each school organises for a number of students to complete the quiz activity at the same time, using the expected maximum number of students who might participate in the Digital Trials and Pilots on any given day.

Answers have been provided on the PDF below. Students need to 'mark' their own responses against the answers as they go through the quiz, as the answers are not saved.

General knowledge quiz

General knowledge quiz answers (PDF, 224KB)


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