Although results can be viewed online, students with unpaid NCEA fees do not receive formal recognition of their achievement, which is unfair.
Many assessment standards, teaching and learning guides, exemplars and assessment resources are not designed with New Zealand's diversity in mind, and don't do enough to include students of all cultures, identities, disabilities, genders, and sexualities.
For example, some contain:
cultural assumptions that privilege some learners.
assumptions that unfairly disadvantage some learners with disabilities.
contexts that exclude some learners.
limited guidance on how to include local histories and contexts.
The process of applying for Special Assessment Conditions (SAC), such as enlarged text or braille can also be difficult, and often stops people from accessing support.
This page was last updated on 6 August 2020.