NZQA - Presentation to clients Auckland 25 March 2010

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The NZQA Board hosted a client function following it's meeting in Auckland on 25 March 2010.The presentation to clients by Board Chair Sue Suckling, and Deputy Chief Executives Bali Haque and Tim Fowler.

Text of NZQA - Presentation to clients Auckland 25 March 2010

  • 1.NZQAwelcomesclients

2. Sue Suckling Chair, NZQA 3. NZQA Board

  • Chair:
  • Members:

Sue Suckling Alison McAlpine Angela FoulkesJohn LangleyJohn MorganKeith Taylor Samantha Lundon Shona Smith 4. Strategic Management Team

  • Karen Poutasi Chief Executive
  • Bali Haque DCE Qualifications
  • Catherine Williams DCE Strategic &Corporate Services
  • Daryn Bean DCE Mori
  • Tim Fowler DCE Quality Assurance

5. Our role

  • The New Zealand Qualifications Authority is the expert body which ensures that New Zealand qualifications are valued as credible, nationally and internationally.

6. Key Functions

  • administration of national secondary examinations
  • moderation of internal assessment in secondary schools
  • management of the Register of Quality Assured Qualifications and the National Qualifications Framework
  • Quality Assurance of the non-university tertiary sector
  • standard setting in National Qualifications Service (NQS) andMori Qualifications Service (MQS) making up about 25% of allstandards.

7. We value your views

  • Are we:
  • responsive?
  • professional?
  • fair and impartial?
  • Do we:
  • provide accurate information?
  • understand your business?
  • admit when we get it wrong and put it right?
  • Talk to us!

8. Bali Haque DCE Qualifications 9. Alignment of Standards with NZ Curriculum

  • Joint project by NZQA and Ministry of Education
  • Achievement Standards to reflect Curriculum
  • Unit Standards non-Curriculum content
  • M and E grades possible for Unit Standards
  • cont.

10. Alignment of Standards with NZ Curriculum

  • New aligned standards will be in use from next year:
    • Level 1 in 2011
    • Level 2 in 2012
    • Level 3 in 2013
  • Assessment resources for internally assessed standards being developed by MoE.
  • Exemplars being developed by NZQA
  • Literacy and Numeracy standards
  • Transition arrangements

11. Course Endorsement

  • complements Certificate Endorsement
  • Merit and Excellence endorsement of individual courses
  • requires 14 credits at Excellence or 14 credits at Merit or Excellence
  • at least 3 of the 14 credits internally assessed standards, and 3 from external assessment
  • for introduction from 2011 at levels 1-3.

12. NCEA and Scholarship report

  • Comprehensive report of NCEA and Scholarship examinations- will be released on an annual basis
  • National Statistics- including:
    • Results by ethnicity, gender and decile
    • Moderation of internal assessment
    • Reviews and reconsiderations
    • Breaches of examination rules
  • Available online April 2010

13. NCEA and Scholarship report statistical trends

  • Roll data shows significance increase in retention 24% rise in Year 13 roll from 2004-09.
  • Over the period 2004-2009, the gap in achievement between Mori and Pasifika students and other ethnicities has narrowed slightly.

14. Percentages of participating Year 12 Asian, New Zealand European,Mori and Pasifika candidates gaining NCEA Level 2 from 2004 to 2009. 15. Percentages of participating Year 12 male and femalestudents gaining NCEA Level 2 from 2004 to 2009. 16. Percentages of New Zealand European, Mori, Pasifika andAsian students in Year 11 in 2007, achieving NCEA Level 2by the end of Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13. 17. Results reported by standard type. 7.6 20.3 41.6 30.5 1,509,211 Externally Assessed Achievement Standard 15.9 24.1 38.7 21.2 1,566,275 Internally Assessed Achievement Standard 0.0 75.0 25.0 1,921,966 Unit Standard Excellence % Merit % Achieved % Not Achieved% Results 18. Tim Fowler DCE Quality Assurance 19. Evaluative quality assurance

  • 1 September2009 -new regulatory arrangementsreplaced Quality Assurance Standard 1
  • 35 External evaluation and review (EER) reports now online
  • A further 40 reports being finalised.
  • Approx. 24 EERs per month.
  • 150 EERs to be completed by 30 June 2010.

20. Targeted review of qualifications

    • Completed late-2009
    • Focused on diploma and certificate levels (levels 1 to 6, excluding NCEA)
    • Findings:
      • system not understood by students/employers
      • too many qualifications and duplications
      • pathways not clear for students/parents/employers
    • High costand long time-to-market of new qualifications

21. Change Package - 2010

  • Establish a single, unified New ZealandQualifications Framework
  • Require use of existing quality assured qualifications and enable local components to be included in qualifications
  • Require mandatory reviews of qualifications
  • Require mandatory pre-development assessment of qualifications
  • cont.

22. Change Package 2010 cont.

  • Strengthen qualification outcome statements and clearly state education and employment pathways
  • Strengthen industry involvement in qualification development
  • Provide clear information on qualification status

23. Results

  • NZQF internationally relevant
  • 45% overall cut in qualifications, especially local
  • Increase in use of national and NZ qualifications
  • Clear pathways to future qualifications for learners / employers
  • Qualifications relevant to industry
  • Significant financial savings

24. First deliverables

  • NZQF (July 2010)
  • Qualification types and local components
  • (October 2010)
  • Pre-development approval (October 2010)
  • Policy for mandatory reviews(January 2011)

25. NZQAwelcomesclients