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91085: Whakarongo kia mōhio ki te reo o tōna ao

Updated December 2017. The sections on the language for student responses and requirements for moderation sections have been updated.

Evidence requirements

Evidence of at least two listening tasks are required for this standard. The context and purpose of each task should be different to allow students to provide sufficient evidence of their ability to understand spoken te reo Māori.

The best two results will contribute to the final grade. Students must show they are consistently working at one performance level. For example, for Merit both samples need to be at Merit level.

Tōna ao mōhio

Familiar contexts refer to topics that are well known and relevant to the experience of students. For example, family, shopping, school, local area, events and activities using language related to past, present and future experiences.

Task design

Modifying the assessment resources available on TKI will help to ensure students have the opportunity to give authentic responses. Modifications need to be more extensive than just changing details such as names of people and places.

Providing new material, rather than an event or context where the students already know the content and detail, will allow students to demonstrate their listening skills rather than their memory or prior knowledge.

All listening tasks should be clearly linked to assessing an achievement objective. The language of the listening texts needs to be at curriculum level 6, as text that is predominantly below this level will not provide sufficient evidence.

Language of student responses and evidence statements in the assessment schedule

As this standard assesses comprehension for second language learners of te reo Māori, student responses must be in English to show their understanding of the passage. This aligns with the current assessment resource activities (TKI version 4 and Vocational Pathways version 3) and the updated Conditions of Assessment. The submitted assessment schedule must contain expected student responses for each level of achievement in English.

Requirements for moderation

The complete assessment resource activity is required for moderation. This includes the listening passages or URLs, tasks and completed assessment schedule with fully developed evidence statements providing the depth and detail of evidence that the assessor is expecting to see at each grade. 


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