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Education - NCEA

ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

Devolve all decision making to schools - staffing, curriculum design, qualifications - to the extent that is appropriate
Rather than abolishing national testing, a better idea would have been to expand it, commencing at a much earlier age so as to identify problems and performance issues early on before it is too late

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Metiria Turei

Implement the Post Primary Teachers Association recommendations on NCEA from the Teachers Talk about the NCEA Report March 2005
Evaluate NCEA in consultation with teachers, tertiary educators, employers, parents and learners to improve its assessment practices and its implementation
Develop easily accessible information for learners, parents, and employers to increase understanding of the NCEA
Include a change to the implementation and assessment practice of NCEA so that it allows children to show a breadth and depth of knowledge rather than just performing isolated tasks
Research and develop ways for NCEA results to become internationally recognised qualifications for our children

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Chris Carter

Continue the evolutionary improvement of the NCEA

Maori Party Te Ururoa Flavell  
National Party of New Zealand Katherine Rich

Immediately overhaul the NCEA and reintroduce demanding scholarship exams
Make available information on the performance of pupils and schools
Require NZQA to report failed grades in NCEA.
Require NZQA to report a summary grade for each subject in NCEA.

New Zealand First Hon Brian Donnelly

Conduct an immediate inquiry into, and maintain an ongoing review of NCEA assessment systems, and in particular NZQA's setting of standards and management of the assessment process
Consider the practical implications of removing unit standards from NCEA

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Judy Turner

Introduce a minimum number of standards for each subject that must be externally assessed
Improve communication between examiners and teachers and students on what each achievement standard requires
Ensure that all assessment tasks provided by NZQA have been pre-moderated
Increase opportunities for external assessment of students' work throughout the year
Establish consistent policies on reassessment

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