21 Oct 2022

Only a third of teenagers passed trial literacy test

From Midday Report, 12:45 pm on 21 October 2022

The country's teenagers have again recorded poor results in a trial-run of new NCEA literacy and numeracy tests.

Just 34 percent of students who attempted the writing test passed - similar to last year's results. 

The tests become a compulsory part of the NCEA assessment in 2024.

RNZ education correspondent John Gerritsen spoke to Māni Dunlop.