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External moderation of new achievement standards
A2018/06 - 15 Mar 2018


Principal’s Nominee
All Teachers

External moderation of new achievement standards

Achievement standards
Digital Technologies

Level 1

91877, 91878, 91879, 91880, 91881, 91882, 91883, 91884, 91885.

Business Studies

Level 2

91865, 91866, 91867, 91868

Level 3

91869, 91870, 91871


Level 3

91872, 91873, 91874, 91875

The above achievement standards have been registered with NZQA and are now available for schools to assess. The implementation plan for external moderation of these standards is detailed below.

Implementation Plan

  1. In 2018, schools may choose to assess their students against these new standards.
  2. This year, schools may submit their materials and/or assessor decisions to NZQA for feedback-purposes only. If your school would like to receive feedback on assessment materials and/or assessor decisions this year, please complete the template provided and email it to Template (XLSX, 20KB).
  3. In 2019, schools may continue to provide material for feedback purposes only, or request formal external moderation of the new standards. They will need to arrange this with their School Relationship Manager.
  4. The selection of these standards by NZQA for external moderation will occur from 2020. They have not been selected for external; moderation in 2018.


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 3115

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