June 04, 2015
NCEA 2 results pleasing for Maori
Education Minister Hekia Parata is welcoming an increase in the percentage of students achieving the NCEA Level 2 qualification.
Since provisional results were issued in January the percentage rose from 87.1 percent to 88.3 percent as a result of reconsiderations and reviews and the late reporting of results for internally-assessed standards.
Compared with previous years, the overall proportion of students achieving NCEA rose for both males and females, all ethnicities and across all decile bands.
Ms Parata says there was a 4 percent lift in Maori achievement, though more work needs to be done to bring it level with non-Maori.
"That’s for Maori who are still at school who sat NCEA 2 last year, 82% of our young people achieved the minimum qualification and thats a significant lift year on year in Maori achievement. So we can see the good stuff is being done by these students and their whanau and by the teaching profession" says the minister.
Hekia Parata says the results demonstrate the Government’s unrelenting focus on raising achievement for all students is paying dividends.
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