Insights papers

NZQA Insights papers are intended to draw on our data and information to provide insights into qualification, assessment, and quality assurance matters.

Insights papers have a particular focus on equity issues, good practice and bringing to life administrative data that will support education system improvement.

Improving relevance and responsiveness: Aotearoa New Zealand’s early micro-credentials journey

Published 21 September 2022

This Paper draws on several case studies to illustrate how micro-credentials are showing benefits for learners and employers.

Improving relevance and responsiveness: Aotearoa New Zealand’s rationale for micro-credentials

Published 21 September 2022

This paper looks at why NZQA added micro-credentials to the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, and what we have learned.

NCEA pathways through Senior Secondary

Published 17 June 2022

This paper looks at five data signposts which can indicate whether ākonga Māori and Pacific students at secondary school are on equitable pathways to academic success.

University Entrance: Do current programmes lead to equity for ākonga Māori and Pacific students?

Published 17 June 2022

This paper examines some of the conditions which contribute to Māori and Pacific students being awarded University Entrance at half the rate of other students. 

 

 
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