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The public consultation phase of the NCEA Review is from 28 May to the 16 September. But there is more to the review than consultation alone.

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Check out the timeline below for details on what's happened to date and what's coming up in the future.

December 2017

Cabinet approves Terms of Reference for the review.

January 2018

Minister of Education appoints a Ministerial Advisory Group to 'think big' and explore ideas for how to strengthen NCEA.

February-March 2018

The Minister asks the Advisory Group to work with innovative thinkers to explore ideas and opportunities.

April-May 2018

Regional Engagement Leads and Kaiārahi work with the MInistery of Education to design national and local engagement opportunities.

28 May 2018

Minister Hipkins opens the conversation on the future of NCEA.

16 September 2018

Public consultation closes.

September-October 2018

Make your Mark competition winner announced.

October 2018

Options and recommendations for the future of NCEA will be explored using public feedback.

February 2018

Recommnedations developed with Ministerial Advisory Group and reported to Minister and Cabinet.

December 2018-May 2019

Understanding implementation and what change will look like.

From 2020

Support for changes is available for schools, kura and others.

2020 and beyond

Depending on change, improvements to NCEA may be phased in from 2020.