Assessment Report

New Zealand Scholarship
Te Reo Māori 2019

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
  • critically formulated an opinion
  • integrated statements of ideas within a Māori world view
  • demonstrated competency and confidence in reading comprehension
  • transformed written knowledge into the production of a speech
  • demonstrated fluency in te reo Māori in their speech, with quality language that flowed clearly and with precision
  • supported their arguments with evidence

Candidates who were awarded Scholarship commonly:

  • interpreted responses within most sections of the examination
  • showed more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the written text to articulate and critically analyse in their own words.  

Other candidates

Candidates who were not awarded Scholarship commonly:

  • did not comprehend fully the language of the written text
  • left sections of the examination blank
  • did not fulfil some aspects that were asked for – for example, writing more than 400 words in the essay, or describing the use of kīwaha in the oral component. 


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Previous years' reports
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