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Since the NCEA Review was opened to the public on 27 May, we have seen huge interest, with conversations about NCEA happening all across the country.

The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) was commissioned to collect, analyse, and report on public engagement data from multiple sources:

  • Quick Survey
  • NCEA and Big Opportunities Survey
  • Submissions
  • Workshops
  • Interviews
  • Focus groups.

Their analysis was provided under the broad foci of the NCEA review:

  • What are people’s experiences of NCEA?
  • What are people’s ideas for improvement?
  • What are people’s responses to the Big Opportunities and what alternatives do they suggest?

Read the report

NCEA Review: Findings from the public engagement on the future of NCEA

NCEA Review: Findings from the public engagement on the future of NCEA - 8 page summary

NCEA Review: Findings from the public engagement on the future of NCEA - posters

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Who we heard from

The data that was analysed by NZCER comes from a wide range of stakeholder groups:

  • Principal/tumuaki
  • Teacher/kaiako
  • NCEA student
  • Parent/whanau
  • Student
  • NCEA graduate
  • Tertiary student
  • Tertiary educator
  • Employer
  • Iwi representative.

The submission process captured open responses from a broad range of stakeholder groups, including institutions and representative organisations. In addition, more than 50 focus groups were held around Aotearoa New Zealand to hear from people who may not submit surveys or submissions (for example, young people not in education or employment, teen parents, students in alternative education) or where a specific group discussion is sought (e.g. employers, Pasifika fono).