Our recommendations

New Zealand Qualifications Authority: Assuring the consistency and quality of internal assessment for NCEA.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority is already aware that it needs to:

  • continue to work with the Ministry of Education to ensure that teachers are better supported with more timely guidance for setting assessment tasks; and
  • continue to streamline its communications by further improving its website and its email communications so that it is easier for teachers to keep up to date with important relevant information.

In addition, we recommend that the New Zealand Qualifications Authority:

  1. consider new methods for ensuring greater consistency in the feedback given to teachers in moderation reports; and
  2. work with teachers on the timeliness of its appeals process and its feedback on optional selected examples of students' work.