Managing national assessment in schools

Schools work in partnership with NZQA to manage assessment for national qualifications (MNA).

Principal's Nominee

Schools nominate a Principal's Nominee to oversee the assessment processes. Aspects of the Principal's Nominee role may be delegated to other staff as appropriate. Resources that may assist PNs include:

MNA Review

NZQA reviews the assessment practices of secondary schools approximately every three years, to ensure that internal assessment is accurate, consistent and to the national standard. This is known as an MNA review.

More information can be found in the NZQA Assessment Rules for Schools, TEOs assessing against Achievement Standards, and Candidates 2023.

Aromatawai and the Principles of Assessment

NZQA has published a paper on Aromatawai and the Principles of Assessment to provide guidance and support to kaiako and assessors for the development of quality assessment and aromatawai practices.

Read Aromatawai and the Principles of Assessment (PDF, 5.3MB).

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