April 17, 2017
Maori close to 75 percent in NCEA 2
Final NCEA results show increases across the board with Education Minister Hekia Parata lauding the increases for Maori and Pasifika students as the best since National became Government in 2008.
At that stage just 51.6 percent of Year 12 Maori students got NCEA level 2. Last year it was 74.9 percent.
The rate for Pasifika has increased from 50.5 percent to 79.5 percent.
Ms Parata credits quality of teaching and the Government’s investment into education.
Critics have questioned whether Maori students are being steered into easier subjects, pointing to lower university entrance results for Maori.
Overall, Year 11 NCEA Level 1 is 75.5 percent, up from 62.5 percent in 2008.
Year 12 NCEA Level 2 achievement is 78.4 percent, up 2 percentage points on last year and 12 percentage points since 2008.
Year 13 NCEA Level 3 achievement is 64.5 per cent, up from 53.4 percent in 2008 and achievement of the University Entrance Award since its strengthening is up 0.6 percent to 49.2 percent.
Notable results include an 100 percent pass rate for NCEA 2 at Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga, a decile one school in Huntly, with Otahuhu’s McAuley High School, Ngaruawahia High School, Wesley College and Flaxmere College the other top decile one schools.
The decile two St Joseph’s Maori Girl’s High School in Napier also hit 100 percent.
Of the three partnership schools with year 12 students in 2016, Te Kura Hourua o Whangarei Terenga Paraoa had an 80 percent pass rate, Pacific Advance Senior School in Otahuhu had 82.8 percent and Vanguard Military School has 95.6 percent.
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