5. No testing sounds good, but will this disadvantage our students when moving into tertiary education overseas?

5. No testing sounds good, but will this disadvantage our students when moving into tertiary education overseas?

Answer

The prerequisite for tertiary education remains NCEA Level 3; students will still be able to gain this qualification. The real issue here is that NCEA Level 3 isn’t recognised overseas (apart from Australia). NZQA needs to work on this issue. 

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    • Timothy Monck-mason
      commented 2017-06-09 19:09:20 +1200
      Not really helpful. If no testing g is done until final year how will students be prepared and ready for the best they can achieve. How will the test they do be helpful overseas?
      I get wanting to de-emphasise testing at younger age, but removing it sounds like we would be out of kilter with the world, and we are too small for that.