Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki
Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13
Te Taura Here Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa: Te aromatawai i runga anō i ngā paerewa
The National Qualifications Framework: Assessment against standards
The New Zealand Curriculum, together with the Qualifications Framework, gives schools the flexibility to design and deliver programmes that will engage all students and offer them appropriate learning pathways. The flexibility of the qualifications system also allows schools to keep assessment to levels that are manageable and reasonable for both students and teachers.
The New Zealand Curriculum, p.41
Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori/Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori provides achievement objectives and a description of skills in six ara reo (language modes) to guide assessment for learning at all levels of the curriculum. It provides reference points for achievement standards, unit standards and scholarship.
Standards for schools span levels 1–3 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and Scholarship, which approximate to levels 6–8 of The New Zealand Curriculum. These standards are derived from the achievement objectives and are the 'building blocks' of the qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework. They are not units of work in themselves; their function is to specify standards for assessment.
The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the main qualification for senior secondary students. Currently, there are NCEA standards for te reo Māori, used in English-medium and Māori-medium schools, and for te reo rangatira, used in Māori-medium schools and some English-medium secondary schools.
The existing NCEA standards for te reo Māori will be mapped against the achievement objectives in these curriculum guidelines. Note that although the achievement objectives in these guidelines are not the same as the achievement objectives of learning languages in The New Zealand Curriculum, the two sets of objectives have a common purpose.
Assessment for NCEA is generally managed within the school and by the teacher. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) provides advice on managing appropriate assessment systems and procedures to be used for this purpose.