18 Jan 2024

NCEA results tumble

From Morning Report, 7:33 am on 18 January 2024

NCEA pass rates have slumped for the third consecutive year.

Provisional results released by NZQA yesterday show rates for Year 11 students doing NCEA Level 1 and Year 12 students working towards NCEA Level 2 were down compared to last year.

Pass rates for Year 13 students earning NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance were also slightly down.

NZQA deputy chief executive for assessment Jann Marshall says three years of Covid-related disruption has contributed to the slump.

Jan Tinetti is the Labour Party's education spokesperson and former Education Minister. She spoke to Charlotte Cook.