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AS91089 Waihanga tuhinga i te reo o tōna ao

Updated December 2019. The section on evidence requirements and text types has been updated to address issues that have arisen from moderation.

Evidence requirements

A minimum of two pieces of written text is required for this standard. 300 words is the suggested guideline across the written texts. The two pieces are not assessed separately, but rather as one whole body of work. When making the final judgement, the student’s best two pieces of evidence contribute towards the holistic grade.

The context and/or text type must be different for each piece, e.g. a report, creative narrative, interest piece, etc.

Writing conventions

Students must use appropriate writing conventions. Depending on the text type, these may include paragraphing, consistent use of macrons or long vowels, and punctuation including the correct use of capital letters. Auto-formatting errors, such as the capitalisation of the letter ‘i’ or the joining of ‘ki te’, need to be corrected as part of the editing process in Word documents.

Dictionaries and grammar resources need to be used to review writing for accuracy so that the writing in the final version has been crafted.

Language refers to the correct use of grammatical structures, word order, the correct use of tense, pronouns, and vocabulary selection.

Assessing 91086 and 91089

If evidence for more than one standard is gathered on a particular topic, the tasks must be distinctly different for the student to achieve both standards. For example, a student could give a presentation on a favourite sport for 91086 and a written set of instructions on how to play it for 91089, or a live commentary on a game (91086) and a written post-match report (91089).

Text types

An interview or conversation is not an appropriate text type as they are primarily aimed at listeners, not readers of written text. A conversation provides limited opportunity for students to show crafted writing skills. Text types such as an essay or pakiwaitara provide opportunity for students to develop ideas which link throughout the writing to form a coherent whole.

 
 
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