Because of the disruption COVID-19 has caused to secondary school students, the following changes to assessment dates will apply to all students:
- The dates for end of year NCEA and NZ Scholarship exams will be moved back by two weeks. Exams will now be held between Monday 22 November and Tuesday 14 December.
- NCEA subjects where students prepare a portfolio instead of sitting an exam – like Design and Visual Communication – will have the due date for these portfolios pushed back by two weeks.
- The NCEA Level 1 Mathematics Common Assessment Task (MCAT) will be delayed for two weeks.
Schools will not have to provide portfolios from students sitting NCEA Level 1 or Level 2 Visual Arts for NZQA to verify. This means there will be more time for students to finish their work, and for teachers to mark it.
These changes will give students and schools more time to prepare for the end of the year.