NCEA Level 2 for 2019

Note: Both old and new standards can be used in 2019. The old achievment standards are available for assessment reporting this year, including the external standards. The old Digital Technologies Acheivement Standards will expire at the end of 2019.

The new level two achievment standards were trialled in schools in 2018.

Digital Technologies Curriculum

Remember that we now have a curriculum for the Revised Technology learning area, This should be the focus of any curriculum planning and development.

Schools will be expected to fully integrate the revised learning area into their curriculum by the start of the 2020 school year.

DDDO Progress outcomes 4–6 and CT Progress Outcomes 6-8 set out the learning expected for students engaging in more intensive and specialised digital technologies programmes for NCEA 1, 2, and 3. For this reason, they are directly aligned with levels 6–8 of the curriculum.

DDDO

Snapshots

The progress outcomes that span years 11–13 are illustrated by snapshots that highlight aspects of students' expertise at that point on the learning progression.

The purpose of the snapshots is to illustrate the sophistication of a student's conceptual understanding through insights into their thinking. Each snapshot comprises a brief description of the learning task and a few insights into what the student knows and can do as they work on the task.

The "insights" in the snapshots use the student voice to show their thinking and the sophistication of the actions they take as they apply their understanding to the components of the learning task.

The snapshots are not assessment tasks and they don't fully describe students' responses to the kind of specialist, complex learning tasks that should form a typical digital technologies learning programme in years 11–13.

Attached to this (future): Snapshots PO5 DDDO.pdf

CT

Snapshots

The progress outcomes that span years 11–13 are illustrated by snapshots that highlight aspects of students' expertise at that point on the learning progression.

The purpose of the snapshots is to illustrate the sophistication of a student's conceptual understanding through insights into their thinking. Each snapshot comprises a brief description of the learning task and a few insights into what the student knows and can do as they work on the task.

The "insights" in the snapshots use the student voice to show their thinking and the sophistication of the actions they take as they apply their understanding to the components of the learning task.

The snapshots are not assessment tasks and they don't fully describe students' responses to the kind of specialist, complex learning tasks that should form a typical digital technologies learning programme in years 11–13.

Attached to this (future): Snapshots PO7 CT.pdf

Resources to Support NCEA Level Two

Webinar Content
Julie McMahon (HOD Technology, St Hilda's College) and John Creighton (HOF Technology, Burnside High School) discuss these revised assessment tools and how they can be utilised in programmes of learning.
http://technology.tki.org.nz/Teacher-education/Technology-Online-webinar-recordings/NCEA-levels-2-and-3-digital-technologies-standards

The NZQA Page you need to Bookmark!
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/subjects/digital-technologies/levels/

NCEA Matrix L1-3
Revised Digital technologies Matrix

Teaching and Learning Guides
https://seniorsecondary.tki.org.nz/Technology/Digital-technologies

The intent of the new achievement standards
NCEA Level 2 Intent

NCEA Level Two Achievement Standards
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/assessment/search.do?query=Digital+Technologies&view=all&level=02

NCEA Level Two Assessment Resources
http://ncea.tki.org.nz/Resources-for-Internally-Assessed-Achievement-Standards/Technology/Digital-technologies/Level-2-Digital-technologies-assessment-resources

NCEA Level Two Conditions of Assessment
http://ncea.tki.org.nz/content/download/6990/27425/file/DTHM_L2_CoA_V2_dec18.docx

Externals

The externals are now Common Assessment Tasks
Assessment Specifications - these change every year, please read
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/subjects/assessment-specifications/digitaltech-l2/

Instructions and sample answers
DT&HM CAT Administration Instructions for Schools.

NCEA Level 2

91898 - Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept
Sample assessment schedule (PDF, 27KB)
Sample answer, achievement (PDF, 199KB)
Sample answer, merit (PDF, 197KB)
Sample answer, excellence (PDF, 225KB)

91899 - Present a summary of developing a digital outcome

Sample assessment schedule (PDF, 30KB)
Sample answer, achievement (PDF, 190KB)
Sample answer, merit (PDF, 204KB)
Sample answer, excellence (PDF, 221KB)

Exclusions and Transition information
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/summaries/2018/nov18/revsumnov18-16.pdf


Development of dual learning area achievement standards in Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko - Level 2 and 3 - NZQA

Process of aligning standards with Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA)

The standards were developed by expert writers and practitioners who have deep knowledge of both the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) and TMoA. The standards were developed from first principles and no re-alignment was required.

Addressing credit parity

The standards were developed by expert practitioners who understand the work required to demonstrate the learning for each standard and are familiar with expectations for other domains. The credit allocation was made in alignment with this.

What has changed (summary)

These new achievement standards replace the existing Digital Technologies achievement standards. The standards were developed in this way because of significant sector and expert feedback that the prior composition of the Digital Technologies achievement standards did not best credential the important learning derived from the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content. This militated in favour of a reconfiguration of the standards. This was also required to ensure that the achievement standards were fit for purpose for use in Māori medium environments, which was better supported by standards which were usable across the traditional sub-areas of Digital Technologies (such as programming and electronics).

Transition

During the transition, it is strongly advised that teachers base programmes using either the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko Achievement Standards or the Digital Technologies Achievement Standards that are being replaced rather than a combination of the two sets.

This page was published on 28 Jan 2019.