Literacy and Numeracy | Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau are important foundational skills that ensure success in further learning across the curriculum, life, and work.
Currently, we know that NCEA learners do not always have the literacy and numeracy | te reo matatini me te pāngarau skills to support them in learning, life, and work.
One of the NCEA changes is to create new standards that will directly assess literacy and numeracy | te reo matatini me te pāngarau as a co-requisite to the NCEA qualification. These standards will replace the existing avenues to meet the NCEA requirements. This means learners will no longer be able to meet the requirements through the current package of literacy and numeracy unit standards or the list of achievement standards.
The standards are set to become mandatory from 2023. This means that from 2023, a learner must achieve the co-requisite standards in order to be formally awarded their NCEA qualification at any level. A learner will still be able to continue their NCEA learning while they work towards achieving the literacy and numeracy standards but they will not receive a formal award of an NCEA without passing the Literacy and Numeracy | Te reo Matatini me te Pāngarau co-requisite.
The standards will not be fully implemented until we know that teachers and learners are ready. We will use the narrow 2021 pilot and a wider 2022 pilot to determine readiness, as well as to refine the standards and assessment before 2023.
Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau|Literacy and Numeracy standards are being piloted in 13 secondary schools, five kura, and two tertiary providers across New Zealand in Terms three and four of the 2021 school year. Three of the pilot schools shared their experiences thus far.
We decided to be part of the pilot programme because we really want to be part of shaping the future of literacy and numeracy for our students and make sure that we're ahead of the game in terms of preparing our students for these changes that are coming up in their future.
Kingslea school decided to participate in this pilot because literacy and numeracy is the bread and butter for our students. In fact, it's the best gift we can give any of our students in the school. So with the new standards coming in we needed to be at the forefront so we can deliver the best education possible for our students.
At Cashmere, we decided to be involved in the pilot, put our hand up to trial. It was an opportunity to sort of get a head start on those changes that are coming. So we wanted to be involved.
Well, Literacy and numeracy for me means just being able to survive in the world. So literacy - being able to read, write, use the tools that are available to you for that. Numeracy, on the other hand, it's about being able to use Maths. So it includes number. It includes being able to measure, estimate, to read the newspapers and to be able to understand the statistics that are getting thrown at you.
Even buying things at the supermarket, you know, without your addition, your basic addition skills and your basic subtraction skills so that you can function as a member of society
So for our students, teaching here to get the best from them is about giving them high-interest, real-life context-based work.
In my context, we like to make it a little bit more applicable to their everyday lives. And I like to be able to link it to other things that they're doing around the school, so other curriculum areas or perhaps to their extracurricular activities as well.
One of the most useful numeracy skills that we've learnt this year has been statistics. For instance, in the news a lot, there's a lot of graphs with COVID around. Also in other subjects like Science or Social Studies, it's been really handy.
We think that the changes to how students are assessed against literacy are really good and forward thinking. It's a great opportunity for our learners to show that they've got a solid foundation in literacy and numeracy.
And I think for us to be able to be given the opportunity to ensure that they are getting their needs heard, and what's going to be important to them in their literacy and numeracy moving forward, and their NCEA programming, is to provide a real opportunity for them.
So the changes for numeracy for us give a real indication that students will cope with life. It’s that foundational level where they're going to be prepared, and so this feels like it's really open, It's really clear. Everyone will understand what their benchmark is.
My advice to teachers who are starting these new standards next year - take a big, deep breath, open your mind, and look at the possibilities that you can actually give the students.
Looking at your programmes, looking at where you could put in some targeted literacy and numeracy.
It's not just you as the Maths department or the English department, that you actually get all the teachers on board so that when they are teaching the skills that they need, that they're teaching them correctly.
You've got a chance to introduce your students to something a little bit earlier with a lot less risk perhaps involved otherwise. Make sure that you keep a really open mind about it. Make sure that you're positive about it. It's not necessarily going to be a whole lot more work; it might just be about adapting the way that you do things.
Te reo Māori
Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau Kei te whakamātauria ngā paerewa te reo matatini me te pāngarau ki ngā kura tuarua 13, ki ngā Wharekura e rima me ngā Whare Wānanga e rua puta noa i Aotearoa i ngā Wāhanga toru me te whā o te tau kura 2021. E toru o ngā kura pairete i kōrero mai mō ā rātou wheako tae noa ki tēnei wā.
I whakatau mātou kia uru mai ki te hōtaka pairete nā te mea i tino hiahia mātou kia whai wāhi ake ki te hanganga o te anamata o te reo matatini me te reo pāngarau mā ā mātou ākonga me te whakarite anō kei mua tātou e haere ana ki te taha o te whakarite i ā mātou ākonga mō ēnei panonitanga e whanga mai ana i tō rātou anamata.
I whakatau te kura o Kingslea ki te whakauru atu ki tēnei pairete nā te mea ko te reo matatini me te reo pāngarau te parāoa me te pata mō ā mātou ākonga. Inā rā koinei kē hoki te taonga tino nui e taea ana e mātou te tuku ki ā mātou ākonga i te kura. Nā, nō te urunga mai o ngā paerewa hou, me tū mātou ki te ihu o te waka ka tika, kia taea ai e mātou te tuku i te mātauranga pai rawa mō ā mātou ākonga.
I Cashmere, i whakatau mātou kia whai wāhi atu ki te pairete, i whakatū i tō mātou ringa ki te whakamātautau. He āheinga tēnei ki te āhua whiwhi tīmatanga wawe ki ētahi o aua panonitanga e takatū mai ana. Nā reira mātou i hiahia kia whai wāhi ake.
Mōku ake, ko te reo matatini me te reo pāngarau ko tō kaha ki te noho i roto i te ao tūroa. Nā ko te reo matatini, ko te āhei ki te pānui, te tuhituhi me te whakamahi i ngā utauta e wātea ana ki a koe mō tērā. Waihoki, ko te reo pāngarau, ko te whakamahi i te Pāngarau. Ka uru ko te tau. Ko uru hoki te āhei ki te ine, te whakatau tata, te pānui niupepa, otirā kia mārama ai ki ngā tauanga e whiua atu ana ki a koe.
Tatū noa ki te hoko kai i te hokomaha, arā, ki te kore te mahi tāpiri, ō pūkenga tāpiri taketake me ō pūkenga tango taketake, kua kore koe e mahi tika hei mema o te porihanga.
Nā, mō ā mātou ākonga, ko te tikanga o ngā mahi whakaako i konei ko te whakaputa i ngā mahi pai rawa i ngā ākonga, kia whiwhi rātou i ngā mahi o te horopaki āo tūturu.
I taku horopaki, he pai ki a matou te hanga kia āhua whai panga ki ō rātou ao o ia rā. Ā, e pai hoki ki a au kia whai hononga ki ētahi atu āhuatanga e mahi ana rātou puta noa i te kura, arā, ētahi atu wāhanga marautanga, ki ētahi atu mahi i waho o te marautanga rānei. Ko tētahi o ngā pūkenga reo pāngarau tino whaihua kua ako mātou i tēnei tau ko te tauanga. Hei tauira, i ngā pūrongo kōrero, he nui ngā kauwhata ka whakaaturia nā te kowheori. Tatū noa ki ētahi atu Kaupapa ako pēnei i te Pūtaiao, te Tikanga-a-Iwi rānei, he pūkenga whaihua.
E whakaaro ana mātou ko ngā panonitanga ki te āhua aromatawai i ngā ākonga atu ki te reo matatini, he tino pai otirā he anga whakamua. He āheinga nui mō ā mātou ākonga ki te whakaatu he tūāpapa pakari tō rātou i roto i te reo matatini me te reo pāngarau.
Nō mātou te whiwhi kia whai wāhi ki te tuku i te āheinga ki a rātou kia rangona ō rātou hiahia, otirā ko te mea tino nui hoki kia noho tēnei hei āheinga tūturu mō rātou ki te taha o tō rātou reo matatini, reo pāngarau, ahu whakamua, otirā me ā rātou hōtaka NCEA.
Nā ko ngā panonitanga mō mātou e tuku ana i tētahi tino tohu e taea ana e ngā ākonga te noho i tēnei ao. Ko te wāhi e noho rite ai rātou ko te taumata tūāpapa, ā, ko te āhua nei he āhuatanga tuwhera tēnei, e tino mārama ana. Ka mārama i te katoa kei hea tō rātou paerewa.
Ko aku tohutohu ki ngā kaiako ka tīmata hou ai i ēnei paerewa hou ā tērā tau - kia nui, ka kaha te whakangā, kia nui, whakatuwheratia ō mahara, ā, ka tiro ki ngā āheinga ka taea e koe te tuku ki ngā ākonga.
Te tiro ki ō hōtaka, te tiro ki hea e taea ai te whakauru i ētahi mahi e hāngai pū ana ki te reo matatini me te reo pāngarau. Ehara ko koutou anake i te mea ko koutou te tari Pāngarau te tari Ingarihi rānei, engari kia whai wāhi katoa ngā kaiako katoa ki tēnei kaupapa nā, i te wā e whakaako ana i ngā pūkenga e hiahia ana rātou, e tika ana tā rātou whakaako.
Ka whai wāhi koe ki te whakataki tōmua i ō ākonga ki ētahi āhuatanga me te kore hoki e nui ngā mōreareatanga. Me tuwhera tonu ngā whakaaro mō aua mea. Me wairua pai hoki. Ehara i te mea ka nui kē atu ngā mahi; ākene pea ko te urutau i te āhua o ō mahi.
Teacher Only Day Material
There are four Literacy and Numeracy | Te reo Matatini modules for the May 2021 Teacher Only Days.:
- Why and what are the changes?
- Overview of the standards and assessment
- Literacy PLD
- Numeracy PLD
The materials for Teacher Only Days can be found throughout the Literacy, Numeracy, Te Reo Matatini, and Pāngarau tabs. For modules one and two, you will need the standards and learning matrices. For modules three and four, you will need the standards and learning matrices, as well as accompanying materials.
About the standards
- The standards reflect a foundational level of learning. This learning sits at approximately Level 4/5 of the Curriculum, where learners have control of Level four and are ready to work at Level 5. Learners will be able to access the standards when they are ready, from as early as Year 9.
- The standards will be externally assessed. Learners sitting the literacy and numeracy standards will be assessed through a Common Assessment Activity delivered by NZQA.
- For the 2021 pilot, learners participating in te reo matatini me te pāngarau standards will choose between being assessed through a Common Assessment Activity or through a portfolio. We will be reviewing decisions on assessment mode at the conclusion of the pilot.
- Each standard, or set of standards, will be worth 10 credits. These credits will not count towards the 60 credit count for each NCEA Level.
To meet the requirements, learners will need to pass:
- either literacy or te reo matatini; AND
- either numeracy or pāngarau to meet the requirements.
Timing of the changes
The following sets out key timelines for how the changes will be implemented:
- The draft standards are now available online. The standards will continue to be refined before they become a mandatory component of the NCEA qualification in 2023.
- A small number of schools, kura, and tertiary providers are piloting the draft standards this year. Expressions of interest for this pilot have closed.
- A wider pilot will take place in 2022. This pilot will be an opt-in pilot. More details about how to be involved will be released in August this year.
- In 2022, exemplar assessments and answers will be released. Teaching and learning guidance will also be released.
- From 2023, the standards will become a mandatory component of the NCEA qualification.
We encourage you to start thinking now about how your school will prepare for the changes:
You can use the following questions as prompts when preparing for the changes. We will be releasing more teaching and learning guidance later this year and in 2022.
He kōrero whānui
He pūkenga tūāpapa hirahira te literacy me te numeracy, te reo matatini me te pāngarau. Mā ēnei pūkenga e whakaū te angitutanga i ētahi atu akoranga i roto i te marautanga, i te ao me te mahi anō hoki.
I tēnei wā, e mōhio ana mātou kāore i ngā ākonga katoa o NCEA, ngā pūkenga o te literacy me te numeracy, o te reo matatini me te pāngarau rānei hei tautoko i a rātou i ngā akoranga, i te ao me te mahi anō hoki.
Ko tētahi o ngā panonitanga o NCEA, he hanga i ētahi paerewa hou hei aromatawai i te literacy me te numeracy, i te reo matatini me te pāngarau hoki hei kaupapa tautokorua ki te tohu mātauranga o NCEA.
Ka whakakapi ēnei paerewa i ngā huarahi i tēnei wā nei e ea ai ngā herenga o NCEA. Nō reira, ina whakamanahia, e kore e ea ngā herenga mā ngā paerewa me ngā paerewa paetae mō te literacy me te numeracy o tēnei wā.
Kua whakaritea kia mātua hāpainga ngā paerewa i te tau 2023. Nō reira, atu i te tau 2023, kāore te ākonga e whiwhi i tētahi tohu ōkawa NCEA ki te kore ia e puta pai i te kaupapa tautokorua, o te literacy me te numeracy, o te reo matatini me te pāngarau rānei. Heoi anō, kāore ngā paerewa e whakatinana rawatia kia mōhio rā anō mātou kua rite ngā kaiako me ngā ākonga.
Ngā Rauemi mō te Rā mō ngā Kaiako Anahe
E whā ngā kōwae ako mō te literacy me te numeracy, me te reo matatini mō ngā Rā mō ngā Kaiako Anahe i te
Haratua, i te tau 2021. Ka kitea ngā rauemi mō ngā Rā mō ngā Kaiako Anahe i ngā upoko o te literacy, te numeracy, te reo matatini me te pāngarau.
Me whai koe i ngā paerewa me ngā tukutuku ako i te kōwae ako tuatahi me te kōwae ako tuarua. Me whai koe i ngā paerewa, i ngā tukutuku ako me ngā rauemi e tāpiri ana i te kōwae ako tuatoru me te kōwae ako tuawhā.
He kōrero mō ngā paerewa
E kite ai koe i ngā paerewa me ngā rauemi e hāngai ana, pāwhiria ngā upoko o te literacy, o te reo matatini, o te numeracy me te pāngarau. Kei raro nei ētahi mōhiohio whānui:
- E whakaata mai ana ngā paerewa i ngā akoranga o te taumata tūāpapa. Kei te takiwā o te Taumata 4/5 ēnei akoranga i te Marautanga, arā, kua tika te haere a te ākonga i te Taumata 4, ā, kua rite anō ia ki te mahi i te Taumata 5. Ka āhei ngā ākonga ki te toro i ngā paerewa (ina rite ngā paerewa) mai anō i te Tau 9.
- Ka aromatawaitia ā-wahotia ngā paerewa. Ka aromatawaitia ngā ākonga e ako ana i ngā paerewa o te literacy me te numeracy ki tētahi Mahi Aromatawai Pātahi e whakahaerehia ana e NZQA. Ka kōwhiri ngā ākonga e whai wāhi ana ki te reo matatini me te pāngarau i te Mahi Aromatawai Pātahi, i te kōpaki rānei hei tikanga aromatawai.
- 10 whiwhinga te nui o ia paerewa, o tētahi huinga paerewa rānei. Kāore ēnei whiwhinga e whai wāhi ki te tapeke o ngā whiwhinga mō ia Taumata NCEA.
- E ea ai ngā herenga, me puta te ihu o te ākonga i:
- te literacy, i te reo matatini rānei
- ā, me puta pai anō hoki te ākonga i te numeracy, i te pāngarau rānei.
Ngā wā o ngā panonitanga
E rārangi ana i raro nei ngā wā matua mō te āhua o te whakatinana i ngā panonitanga:
- Kei te wātea ngā paerewa hukihuki i te ipurangi ināianei. Ka whakapaitia tonutia ēnei kia rite mō te tau 2023.
- Kei te whakamātauria ngā paerewa hukihuki i tēnei tau i ētahi kura me ētahi whare mātauranga paetoru. Kua kapi te wāhi ki ngā whakaputanga hiahia mō tēnei whakamātautanga.
- Ka tū tētahi whakamātautanga whānui ake hei te tau 2022. Kei a koe te kōwhiringa ki te whai wāhi ki tēnei whakamātautanga. Hei te Ākuhata i tēnei tau tukua ai ētahi atu taipitopito mō te āhua o te whai wāhi mai.
- Hei te tau 2022 tukua ai ngā tauira o ngā aromatawai me ngā urupare. Ka tukua hoki he kupu āwhina mō te whakaako me te ako.
- Atu i te tau 2023, ka noho ngā paerewa hei wāhanga o te tohu mātauranga o NCEA me mātua hāpai.
He akiaki tēnei i a koutou kia whai whakaaro mō te āhua o tā tō kura whakariterite mō ngā panonitanga:
He akiaki kei roto i ngā pātai e whai nei hei whakaaro ake māu i ngā whakariterite mō ngā panonitanga. Ka tuku mātou i ētahi atu kupu āwhina mō te whakaako me te ako i te roanga atu o tēnei tau, hei te tau 2022 hoki.
- He aha ngā raraunga kei a koe, kei te whakamahia rānei e koe ināianei mō te literacy me te numeracy, mō te reo matatini me te pāngarau rānei?
- He aha ngā taputapu, ngā rauemi rānei hei whakamahi pea māu kia mārama ai koe ki ngā kokenga o ngā ākonga?
- He aha ngā rautaki kura whānui kei a koe hei tautoko i te literacy me te numeracy?
- Me pēhea ngā kaiako katoa i ngā kaupapa katoa e whakapūmau ai i te literacy me te numeracy ki roto i te akomanga?