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Assessment Matters

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2019 Assessment Specifications for NCEA and Scholarship External Assessment
A2018/29 - 08 Nov 2018

To:

Principal/Tumuaki
Principal's Nominee
All Teachers/Kaiako

2019 Assessment Specifications for NCEA and Scholarship External Assessment

Assessment Specifications provide the assessment parameters for each externally assessed standard. They are updated annually. They must be read alongside the applicable Achievement Standards.

These will be published on the NZQA website by 4 December 2018. For NCEA, they will be available from the NCEA subject resources pages and for New Zealand Scholarship, they will be available on the Scholarship subject pages.

To avoid any confusion, Assessment Specifications for previous years will not be available on the NZQA website. However, they will remain available on request to NZQA.

For examinations, Assessment Specifications cover information such as the:

  • format of the paper
  • equipment candidates can bring and use
  • context for questions, where appropriate

For submitted subjects (portfolios, etc), they cover the:

  • format of the assessment
  • submission date
  • specifications, including the type and volume of materials that may be submitted as evidence
  • requirements for authenticity

Enquiries

Please refer any enquiries relating to this circular to your School Relationship Manager:

School Relationship Manager
School Quality Assurance and Liaison
Telephone: 04 463 3000
Fax: 04 463 3113
Email: firstname.lastname@nzqa.govt.nz

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