2 Sep 2019

Principals sceptical of new high-stakes NCEA tests

From Morning Report, 8:19 am on 2 September 2019

A suggestion pupils as young as 11 should be allowed to sit new high-stakes NCEA tests in literacy and numeracy is being resisted by primary and intermediate school principals.

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.

Susie Ferguson spoke to Sharon Keen, the president of the Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools.