Removing Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori and National Standards

The following Cabinet paper covers decisions relating to:

  • The removal of the requirement for kura and schools to use and report on Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori and National Standards from 2018
  • Strengthening the focus on progress and good quality assessment in aromatawai information in teaching and learning and in reporting to parents, whānau and boards of trustees
  • Beginning work, in 2018, to design a new approach to assessment and reporting, based on child progress across the curricula
  • Stopping the proposed transfer of teacher professional learning and development to the education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Cabinet Paper: Removing Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori and National Standards and stopping the transfer of teacher professional learning and development to the Education Council [PDF, 7.4 MB]

To support the release of Cabinet material the Ministry of Education has also proactively released the supporting advice provided to the Minister that helped inform the decisions. These are listed below:

DateDocument type and title
10 November 2017 Education Report: Removing NWRM and National Standards [PDF, 4.2 MB] [PDF, 9.9 MB]
22 November 2017 Briefing Note: Further information on the removal of NWRM [PDF, 5.2 MB]
23 November 2017 Agenda: Assessment for learning and Progress in Schooling [PDF, 65 KB]
23 November 2017 A3. 1 The information which is variable varies in each of the key stages [PDF, 256 KB]
23 November 2017 A3. 2 Reshaping National Sampling through National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) [PDF, 2.1 MB]
23 November 2017 A3 3 Senior Secondary NCEA review [PDF, 57 KB]

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