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.

What We're Reading

Below is a selection of organisations and resources that have helped shape our thinking about the context for digital assessment.

Organisations and initiatives we follow

  • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) students are the first in their country to experience digital examinations. View the media coverage on Channel 9 and ABC.  

Future of work

International publications

  1. World Economic Forum. The Future of Jobs: Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. January 2016:
  2. Brynjolfsson, E and McAfee, A. Race against the machine: how the digital revolution is accelerating innovation, driving productivity, and irreversibly transforming employment and the economy. Digital Frontier Press, Lexington Massachusetts. 2011:
  3. McKinsey Quarterly. Where machines could replace humans – and where they can’t (yet). July 2016:
  4. Dr Stephen Murgatroyd: The Future of Work and its Implications (PDF, 568KB).

New Zealand publications

  1. Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment. Building a Digital Nation. March 2017:
  2. Internet NZ. 2017 Internet Research:
  3. Infometrics and Nimmo-Bell Company Ltd for Ministry for Primary Industries. Future capability needs for the Primary Industries in New Zealand. 2014: Future capability needs for the primary industries in New Zealand

Digitally supported teaching, learning and assessment

International publications

  1. Dr Stephen Murgatroyd: forthcoming publication in Makhanya, M. [Editor] (2018) Global Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning – Around the World with 30 Stops.Pretoria. South Africa: UNISA Press.   Recent Developments in Assessment (PDF, 581KB) (PDF, 581KB)
  2. Dr Stephen Murgatroyd. Presentation in Wellington 2017: The Future isn’t a Straight Line from the Past: Next Generation Learning (PDF, 342KB) (PDF, 342KB)
  3. Dr Peter Hill and Michael Barber. Preparing for a Renaissance in Assessment. Pearson 2014.

NZ publications

  1. Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. A Commentary on Digital Futures and Education. 2018:
  2. NZCER. Secondary Schools in 2015: Learning with digital technology. 2016:
  3. NZCER. Digital technologies for learning: Findings from the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools. 2017:
  4. 20/20 Trust. Digital Technologies in New Zealand Schools: 2017 Report Card. 2017:
  5. 2020 Trust for Ministry of Education. 2016/17 Digital Technologies in Schools Survey. 2017

Design and Systems Thinking

  1. Thomas Both. 2018. Human-Centred, Systems-Minded Thinking
  2. The Education Hub.  2018. Dr Nina Hood & Dr Sarah Mayo. The quest for scale: achieving system-wide innovation and improvement in education
  3. The Education Hub. 2017. Dr Nina Hood  From Tinkering to Intelligent Action; designing an R&D system to support innovation and improvement in New Zealand schools


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