Students leaving ‘dark ages’ for cyberspace

(Last Updated On: May 13, 2014)

New Zealand students will move out of “the dark ages” and complete experimental NCEA assessments online this year.

The Qualifications Authority will test an online NCEA level one mathematics test at 20 schools in September.

Its deputy chief executive, Richard Thornton, said the pilot was an online version of an assessment that took place during the school year.

“It will be used as a practice assessment for students in preparation for the common assessment task itself, which will still be paper-based.

The pilot will not count towards students’ NCEA. Mr Thornton said the trial was being run with the company Education Perfect. It was one of several projects being undertaken by NZQA to test the practicality of moving exams and assessments online.


Source: The New Zealand Herald

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