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Change to resubmission rules from 2021 onwards
A2020/21 - 8 Dec 2020


Principal’s Nominee
All teachers

This change is an outcome of the NCEA Review. NZQA will publish the updated Assessment Rule on 1 February 2021 in the Assessment (including Examination) Rules for Schools with Consent to Assess 2021.

Schools may offer a resubmission opportunity to students only when a minor error prevents them from reaching an ‘Achieved’ grade.

The only change in grade boundary available for resubmissions is from ‘Not Achieved’ to ‘Achieved.’

On this basis, the highest grade that can be awarded as a result of a resubmission of an internal assessment is limited to ‘Achieved’.

This Rule will apply from the beginning of the 2021 academic year.

Schools may continue to offer one resubmission for each assessment event against an Assessment Standard.

More information can be found in this NCEA Mythbuster: Myth#4 Resubmission.

Further Assessment Opportunities Unchanged

This change applies only to resubmissions.

The rule relating to the provision of Further Assessment Opportunities remains unchanged


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

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