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2022 Assessment Specifications for New Zealand Scholarship and NCEA External Assessment
A2021/2 - 16 Dec 2021

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2022 Assessment Specifications for New Zealand Scholarship and NCEA External Assessment

Now online: 2022 Assessment Specifications for New Zealand Scholarship and NCEA External Assessment

Assessment specifications provide the annual assessment parameters for each externally assessed achievement standard. They must be read together with the relevant Achievement Standards. The 2022 assessment specifications are available from 16 December 2021.

What the specifications provide

The assessment specifications for subjects externally assessed by examinations include the:

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

For the submitted portfolios, they include the:

  • format of the assessment
  • portfolio/report specifications, including the type and volume of materials that may be submitted as evidence.

Portfolio submission instructions and authenticity requirements will be provided at the end of Term 2.

How to access 2022 Assessment Specifications

Use the NCEA subject resources pages to access the specifications for NCEA assessment, and the Scholarship subject resources pages for New Zealand Scholarship, from 16 December 2021.

Assessment specifications for previous years are available on request to NZQA. They are removed from the NZQA website to avoid any confusion.

Refer to the following Circulars for further information on the external assessment of:

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

Email: firstname.lastname@nzqa.govt.nz

Circulars are available from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website (http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/circulars).

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