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.