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NCEA essential to 21st century education

NCEA essential to 21st century education - Maharey tells PPTA

Education Minister Steve Maharey today told the PPTA conference that the NCEA was an essential component of a 21st century education system and work to improve it continued to be a priority for the government.

"It is essential that we maintain the NCEA," Steve Maharey said. "New Zealand is transforming into a knowledge-based country. Schools equally need to transform."

He said despite problems in its early years, the internal assessment and exam season had gone better over the past year and he expected the improvements to continue.

"We are seeing a settling in period with NCEA and clearly no one, with the exception of the National party, is wanting to go back to the old system.

"The NCEA is central in the move towards personalised learning. Students get to be informed, active participants in their own learning, they contribute to decisions about what learning can work best for them, and they have a much better understanding of how they are progressing.

"The introduction of NCEA has seen a significant drop in the proportion of students leaving school with no or very low qualifications and an increase in the standards students are achieving."

He said changes underway to improve NCEA included developing a clearer record of learning, improvements to moderation and marking processes, and a new monitoring group, similar to the one set up to fix problems with scholarship.

Teachers were also getting more professional development support, research was undertaken into student motivation and the consistency of achievement standards had also been reviewed.

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