Stu­dents’ NCEA re­sults re­leased

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Wak­ing up early in the school hol­i­days is nor­mally a chal­lenge, but not on Tues­day.

The New Zealand Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Author­ity re­leased NCEA re­sults which are avail­able on­line, with nearly 28,000 stu­dents log­ging in to check their in­di­vid­ual re­sults in the first hour, be­tween 7am and 8am.

Through­out the coun­try there were more than 60,000 stu­dents who had logged in by 11.30am, which rep­re­sented about 220 stu­dents log­ging in each minute.

Among them, there were more than 6000 Southland stu­dents who were en­tered into NCEA ex­am­i­na­tions this year.

The fig­ure in­cludes 387 stu­dents who sat papers for schol­ar­ships.

Na­tion­ally there was about 168,000 stu­dents who sat NCEA.

The author­ity’s deputy chief ex­ec­u­tive, Kris­tine Kilkelly, says the re­lease of NCEA re­sults was go­ing well, with no re­ported is­sues to date.

‘‘NZQA man­ages re­sults re­lease care­fully and we plan well to en­sure stu­dents are able to get im­me­di­ate ac­cess to their re­sults through our web­site.’’

Stu­dents will re­ceive their marked ex­am­i­na­tion papers in hard copy from late Jan­uary.

Those who sat dig­i­tal ex­am­i­na­tions as part of NZQA’s Dig­i­tal Tri­als and Pi­lots Pro­gramme will be able to log on to the on­line ex­am­i­na­tion plat­form and view their marked dig­i­tal ex­am­i­na­tion from Jan­uary 23.

After re­ceiv­ing their marked NCEA papers, stu­dents have un­til Fe­bru­ary 16 to ap­ply for a review or re­con­sid­er­a­tion of their ex­am­i­na­tion papers.

A review is when all sec­tions of a book­let or port­fo­lio are checked to make sure they have been marked and re­sults cor­rectly recorded and trans­ferred.

A review does not in­volve re­mark­ing.

A re­con­sid­er­a­tion in­volves re­assess­ing all an­swers in the an­swer book­let us­ing the orig­i­nal as­sess­ment sched­ule, mean­ing re­mark­ing it, and also in­volves check­ing me­chan­i­cal pro­cesses, mean­ing trans­fer­ring grades.

Stu­dents who sat New Zealand Schol­ar­ship ex­am­i­na­tions will be able to view their re­sults on­line from Fe­bru­ary 13, and ap­ply for a review or re­con­sid­er­a­tion un­til March 2.

Fi­nal national achieve­ment sta­tis­tics will be made avail­able on the NZQA web­site in early April.

PETER MEECHAM

Southland Boys High School stu­dents sit an exam in the school hall.

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