NCEA Pilots

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NCEA Pilots in 2022

More than 360 schools and kura are taking part in the four pilots that are being conducted in the 2022 school year:

  • Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy - one of the NCEA changes is to create new standards that will directly assess Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy as a co-requisite to the NCEA qualification.

  • All Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) NCEA Level 1 Wāhanga Ako, which includes Te Reo Rangatira, Pāngarau, Hauora, Tikanga ā-Iwi, Ngā Toi (Toi Puoro, Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia, Toi Ataata), Pūtaiao and Hangarau. This is a mini-pilot and a full-scale pilot of all the Wāhanga Ako will be conducted in 2023.

  • All New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) NCEA Level 1 subjects, including the four subjects that were part of the 2021 mini-pilot (English, Science, Religious Studies and Visual Arts). This is a mini-pilot ahead of a full-scale pilot of all these subjects in 2023.

  • Te Ao Haka, the new Māori Performing Arts subject is being piloted across all three NCEA levels and for University Entrance.

These wider pilots are building on the positive outcomes of the three mini-pilots that were conducted in 2021 - Te Ao Haka, Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy, and NZC NCEA Level 1 mini-pilot.

Read a summary of the 2021 Literacy and Numeracy | Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau Mini-Pilot Evaluation.

NCEA Pilots in 2023

More than 170 kura are taking part in the three pilots that will be conducted in the 2023 school year:

  • Mini-pilot of all Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) NCEA Level 2 Ako, which includes Te Reo Rangatira, Pāngarau, Hauora, Tikanga ā-Iwi, Ngā Toi (Toi Puoro, Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia, Toi Ataata), Pūtaiao and Hangarau, and a full-scale pilot of all the Level 1 Wāhanga Ako.
  • Full-scale pilot of all New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) NCEA Level 1 subjects
  • Mini-pilot of Level 2 Te Reo Māori NZC and a full-scale pilot of Level 1.

Te Ao Haka, the new Māori Performing Arts subject will be fully implemented across all three NCEA levels and for University Entrance.

These wider pilots will continue to build on the positive outcomes of the three mini-pilots that were conducted in 2022.

Literacy and Numeracy Transitional Year

In 2023, any school and kura can choose to use the Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau | Literacy and Numeracy standards to meet the literacy and numeracy requirement as long as your school has consent to assess.

Learn more about this opportunity

Changes to Subject Material for 2023

Learnings from the 2022 mini-pilot are being used to refine and revise the Level 1 standards and assessments ahead of the full pilot in 2023. The final pilot-ready versions of these materials will be published progressively as they are revised, beginning in late October 2022. The standards which are assessed and marked during the exam period will be revised if needed and new versions published during the first half of term 1 2023, however piloteers will be given guidance from the Ministry and NZQA on likely changes to these standards and assessments to support their planning during the pilot workshops at the beginning of the year.

Information and Resources

See the lists of participating schools in the following 2022 pilots:

See the lists of participating schools in the following 2023 pilots:

Resources to support pilot teachers in using the new Learning Matrices, Achievement Standards, Assessment Activities, and other supporting materials to plan programmes of learning are available on our website.
 
Note: Although these resources will be available to all schools, only pilot schools and kura can use the new Achievement Standards to credential student learning.

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Pilot School Videos

'Toi tū te reo Māori' Koinei te tau tuatahi e whakamātauria ana i ngā Paerewa Paetae hou o Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Anei ngā whakaaro, ngā kōrero, ngā whēako a Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi i te timatatanga o te tau whakamātau. Mātakitaki mai!


'Toi tū te reo Māori' This is the first year piloting the new Standards for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Hear from the teachers of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi who are involved in the mini pilot this year. Check it out!

More than 90 secondary schools are taking part in the 2022 mini-pilot of all New Zealand Curriculum NCEA Level 1 subjects. See how the new standards are working for teachers and students.