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A significant number of the changes to NCEA will be delivered as part of the Review of Achievement Standards (RAS).

The RAS will involve many teachers and other experts from the education sector working in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to develop new NCEA standards across a range of subjects. These new achievement standards will replace all existing NCEA achievement standards by January 2025.

The Ministry of Education has set up about 50 Subject Expert Groups – comprised of about 400 practising teachers, academics and representatives from the tertiary and industry sectors – to help develop these new achievement standards and supporting teaching and assessment resources for each subject.

In preparation for the work in developing new NCEA standards, draft teaching and assessment resources for NCEA Level 1 English, Science, Religious Studies and Visual Arts were developed and released for public feedback from 10 December 2019 to 2 March 2020. The feedback and results from the Trial and Pilots phase will help refine the process that will be used in developing standards and supporting resources for all NCEA subjects.


This page was last updated on 6 August 2020.