Assessment Report

New Zealand Scholarship
Te Reo Māori 2020

Standard 93003

Part A: Commentary

If candidates are not exposed to this type of language (that of Panekiretanga graduates and different tribal dialects), it is difficult to achieve Scholarship

Part B: Report on performance standard

Candidates who were awarded Scholarship with Outstanding Performance commonly: 

  • confidently articulated their thoughts by critically formulating an opinion, integrating statements of ideas within a Māori world view. Sections within the exam portrayed evidence of competency and confidence in reading comprehension, and in transformation of written knowledge into the production of a speech
  • demonstrated fluency of Te Reo Māori in their speech. The quality of the language flowed clearly with precision and intent to argue their point, using evidence to support their thinking
  • seamlessly made connections between the ideas presented throughout all sections of the exam. 

Candidates who were awarded Scholarship commonly:

  • had the ability to interpret responses and were able to make connections across different sections of the exam. However, they sometimes lacked in-depth knowledge and understanding of ideas, or were unable to articulate and critically analyse those ideas in their own words.  

Candidates who were not awarded Scholarship commonly:

  • did not clearly articulate their ideas
  • did not make connections across the different sections of the exam
  • did not provide original or supporting ideas or evidence
  • left sections of the exam blank
  • did not fulfil all requirements in some of the questions (e.g. writing more than 500 words in the essay, or describing the use of kīwaha in the oral component). 

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Previous years' reports
2019 (PDF, 160KB)2018 (PDF, 94KB)2017 (PDF, 39KB)2016 (PDF, 180KB)

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