September 05, 2018
Māori NCEA results improve
The NCEA achievement gap has narrowed, with results for Māori and Pasifika school leavers increasing slightly against the overall trend which saw a slight downturn.
Education Ministry deputy secretary Craig Jones says more Māori and Pacific school leavers also achieved NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance.
A higher percentage of both Māori and Pacific students are staying at school until at least age 17, and they are successfully completing higher level qualifications.
While there was a slight increase in the overall number of students leaving school before the age of 17, employment statistics suggest that many of the year 11 and 12 students moved directly into employment.
Almost 90 percent of school leavers in 2017 had NCEA Level 1 or more, and over 80 percent had NCEA Level 2 or more.
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