Te Kōkiritanga: NZQA's Māori Strategic Action Plan

Te Kōkiritanga 2020-2023

Consultation on NZQA's new draft Māori strategic action plan: Te Kōkiritanga 2020-2023 closed on 29 July 2020.

NZQA is now reviewing the feedback received, and will report back soon.

Te Rautaki Māori

Te Rautaki Māori was NZQA's original Māori strategy, it was prepared to guide NZQA towards fulfilling its contribution to the government’s education sector goal of:

Māori enjoying and achieving education success as Māori

Te Rautaki Māori expired in 2017 and was replaced by Te Kōkiritanga, a Strategic Outcomes Framework that directs the continued work in this space. 

Te Kōkiritanga 2018-2020

Te kokiritanga cover page

Te Kōkiritanga 2018-2020 (PDF, 2MB) is NZQA's Māori Strategic Action Plan which highlights the outcomes, goals, strategic themes and directions across five workstreams. Te Kōkiritanga also looks to fulfill on the following strategic goals:

  1. Accelerate Maori learner success
  2. Advance the use of Mātauranga Māori
  3. Partner with education system agencies to support a 50% lift of Māori learner achievements at NCEA level 3 in one or more standards in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, (STEM) subject related areas by 2020.

View NZQA's Māori Strategic Action Plan (PNG, 190KB) diagram.

Te Rautaki Māori 2012-2017


The goals of Te Rautaki Māori 2012-2017 are:

1. Accelerated Māori learner success;

2. Advanced use of Mātauranga Māori

Read the full document (PDF, 829KB).

These goals underpin the direction of NZQA’s Te Rautaki Māori 2012-2017 implementation programme. The goals are interdependent. They recognise the cultural relevance mātauranga Māori provides for learners, across all education mediums, and is a key contributor to accelerating Māori learner success.

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