Statement of Performance Expectations 2016/17


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The 2016/17 Statement of Performance Expectations (SPE) has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of section 149 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

It sets out the performance expectations of NZQA for the year ending 30 June 2017, covering both service performance and the prospective financial statements as agreed with the Minister of Education.

Progress against our performance expectations will be reported in NZQA’s 2016/17 Annual Report.

NZQA’s contribution to the education system

NZQA works collaboratively with other agencies to create a world-leading education system that equips all New Zealanders with the knowledge, skills and values to be successful citizens in the 21st Century.

NZQA works towards achieving the Government’s Better Public Services targets, the Tertiary Education Strategy and the goals of the Business Growth Agenda. We collaborate with other agencies to achieve aims critical to New Zealand’s success, including:

  • 85 per cent of 18-year-olds achieving NCEA Level 2 or an equivalent qualification in 2017
  • 60 per cent of 25 to 34-year-olds having a qualification at Level 4 or above in 2018
  • an average of 70 per cent of New Zealanders’ most common transactions with government will be completed in a digital environment by 2017
  • growing international education for the buildingof export markets
  • delivering services more effectively for Māori, Pasifika and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds
  • enabling improvement across the tertiary sector using technology to deliver better services
  • improving transitions between levels of study and from study to employment.

Overview of our role and intentions

NZQA’s role is to ensure New Zealand qualifications are valued as credible and robust, both nationally and internationally. We do this through our work to improve the qualifications system, strengthen educational quality assurance of non-university tertiary education and enhance senior secondary school level assessment.

NZQA’s vision is ‘Qualify for the Future World: Kia noho takatu ki tō āmua ao’, as this captures our ambitions
for learners and for New Zealand. We have three goals to 2020 to help us achieve our vision:

  • NCEA examinations online by 2020, where appropriate
  • Qualification recognition arrangements with at least 50 countries by 2020
  • Partners with education system agencies to support a 50% lift of Māori and Pasifika student achievement at NCEA level 3 in one or more standards in STEM subject related areas by 2020.

We are working towards achieving these goals through our Future State programme.

Further information on our strategic intentions, functions and operations is contained in our 2016/17–2019/20 Statement of Intent (SOI).

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