2 Sep 2019

Principals oppose NCEA tests for primary school children

From Morning Report, 6:46 am on 2 September 2019

Primary and intermediate school principals are opposing a suggestion their pupils should be allowed to sit new high-stakes NCEA tests in literacy and numeracy.

The external assessments are part of an overhaul of the NCEA, and students will have to pass them before they can get any level of the qualification.

Whetu Cormick from the Principals' Federation told RNZ education correspondent, John Gerritsen, its members don't like the idea at all.