Assessment Specifications

Level 1 Digital Technologies 2020

General information

Domain

Technology

Mode of assessment

Digital common assessment task

Submission to NZQA

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Standards

91886, 91887

Information relating to both achievement standards

Digital Technologies (DT) common assessment tasks (CATs) will be available online. The CATs will ask candidates to respond to a series of prompts or questions drawn from the achievement standards. Candidates should aim to write between 800 and 1500 words in total.

Submission instructions and authenticity requirements will be provided for schools at the end of Term 2.

Administration instructions will be published on the subject page at the end of Term 2 each year. Detailed explanations of processes are provided in the administration instructions.

Specific information for individual achievement standards

91886: Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction

The (CAT) will contain a media resource to which the candidates must respond, following either questions or prompts.

Except as stated below, only work directly keyed by the candidate into their computer or device during the assessment session will be used in the assessment response. The candidate may copy and paste screenshots from the 2020 resources provided for DT CAT 91886. The candidate will not use hard copy, online course resources, or notes of any type, to complete this assessment. The candidate will not access internet resources, except the CAT.

By saving an assessment response at the end of the assessment session, the candidate verifies the work is their own. NZQA may digitally sample the candidate’s work to test its authenticity.



91887: Demonstrate understanding of compression coding for a chosen media type

Candidates must respond to a series of questions or prompts.

The following media types will be assessed to demonstrate understanding of compression coding: audio, video and still images.

Candidates will be required to choose one or more media types to demonstrate their understanding of compression coding.

A resource sheet will be provided for this standard. Candidates may cut and paste from the 2020digital resource sheet to support their understanding of compression coding. Only work directly keyed by the candidate into their computer or device during the assessment session may be used in their assessment response. The candidate will not use any other hard copy, online course resources or notes of any type, to complete this assessment. The candidate may not access internet resources, except the CAT and the 2020 digital resource sheet.

By saving an assessment response at the end of the assessment session, the candidate verifies the work is their own. NZQA may digitally sample the candidate’s work to test its authenticity.

Digital Technologies subject page

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