The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is marking the new era in the education sector of the country with the trial of its first online tests.
NZQA will trial NCEA level one maths test online at 20 schools in September with the help of an outsourced company – Education Perfect.
This is the common assessment administered at the end-of-year NCEA exam season.
However, there are concerns about the use of a contractor for conducting the test. The news of the online trial was first released on social media by the contractor, raising concerns over the loss of control in the crucial education sector.
President of the Post Primary Teachers Association Angela Roberts has already expressed her reservations about NZQA’s use of the private sector to deliver school exams, in a radio interview.