Confidence in understanding and using numbers and language in a technology-rich world is a vital part of the journey into life after school. NCEA’s literacy and numeracy requirements should both reflect the capabilities needed for later life and be based on the progress students are expected to make before NCEA. We would like to clarify literacy and numeracy requirements, review how they are assessed, and consider the role of other literacies in NCEA, particularly digital literacy.
This opportunity explores:
We have heard that the current literacy and numeracy requirements and the ways they are assessed can be difficult to understand. Sometimes young people who have met the standard still struggle after they have left school.
We want your opinion on whether our understanding of literacy and numeracy should be limited to reading, writing, and mathematics or could it also include skills like digital, financial, or civic literacy. If so, could these skills be recognised alongside reading, writing, and mathematics in NCEA’s requirements.
We also want to improve the current approach to assessing these capabilities. At the moment, different standards set different benchmarks and some don’t explicitly assess literacy and numeracy.
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