COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Guidance for managing NCEA assessment
COVID-19 #2 - 23 Mar 2020

To help schools plan for COVID-19 related student absences, as part of our range of support we have developed guidance for managing NCEA assessment. These are now available through the Covid-19 Updates section of your school’s secure extranet login to the NZQA website (where you find copies of EmaiLink), and will be updated regularly.

During this evolving situation we are working closely with the Ministry of Education.

The flexibility of NCEA means students may be assessed against fewer standards than planned for in a normal school year, and still meet the requirements for NCEA. This will help teachers manage any disruption to their assessment programme, providing that credible assessment practices are maintained.

The attached guides (Guide to managing student assessment during COVID-19 (PDF, 90KB) and Assessment Evidence Gathering Templates for internal and external assessment after an Unexpected Event (DOC, 3.6MB)) cover a range of areas to help address your individual circumstances. They include information on both internal and external assessment, on collecting evidence and reporting results, and provides templates for recording evidence of achievement of standards. We will support you to manage these assessment practices and your students’ requirements.

We will progressively roll out more templates over the coming week and provide other resources in response to your changing needs. We emailed the first of these to you on Tuesday 17 March.

We will also be reviewing the key dates schedule to ensure they remain workable for schools. We will continue to keep you informed.

Remember, please contact your School Relationship Manager if you have any questions, or if we can help in any way.

School Relationship Manager
School Quality Assurance and Liaison
Telephone: 04 463 3000
Fax: 04 463 3115

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