This post contains numeracy release information up to May 25 2023
What’s new for NCEA in general can be found here
If you wish to see what the numeracy CAA looks like online you may access at this link . Choose Numeracy and Level 1 and follow the on screen prompts. Note before trying to log on
- Ākonga may login using their NSN number and a verification code. Teachers check with your PN.
- Kaiako may get login details from your PN. You need the Provider login for schools
- May 25. Access Polly and an online version of the 2022 CAA for students to use
- April 27 Literacy Pedagogical guide for maths & stats released along with a new Numeracy enhanced plan for Health & PE
- April 12: September 22 CAA posted
- March 31 : Evaluation report 2 & results of CAA pilots published
- March 29: The October 2021 marking schedule showing how each question aligns with the required outcomes added to assessment page– No sufficiency advised as yet
- Feb 1: 2023 Transition Year info and CAA dates for 2023
- Jan 23: updated assessment specifications
- Dec 20: Exemplar responses for process 3 [Explain] and the markers report for September CAA. Paper released April 21 2023 see above
- Nov 16: a new curated resource bank to support numeracy. teaching ideas for both maths & stats and other learning areas. its a big pot, share as you find gems
- Oct 25: Numeracy Enhanced plans added to site for other learning areas. THese show examples of how a context connects with numeracy
- Oct 20: Results & CAA from June Pilot shared
- Aug 26 : Videos explaining foundational numeracy and literacy
- Aug 3: Additional numeracy pedagogy guides added for Dance, DVC, Music and English
- July 1: Karen Chow shared at HOD day, view her slides from the keynote and her workshop
- June 28: Evaluation report on the 2021 mini-pilot added to NCEA website
- June 28: Pushback to 2024 for implementation announced by the Minister
- June 2: Download the effective practices to support numeracy document or watch the Video sharing effective practices
- June 2: Kaiako Action plan document for Numeracy and for Literacy
- May 28: AMAonline Watch Digging deeper into the numeracy co-requisite
- May 10: LitNum planning document added to teacher Only day Learning management system. browse as Guest for May 22 Accord material, video added sharing findings from 2021 pilot. link is on P3 of LitNum planning document
- March 31: Quarterly update on the NCEA change programme
- March 30 Karen Chow learning area lead gave an update at the AMA AGM – watch her presentation by clicking the image to the right, Download the slides
- March 18. Cashemere high school have shared their numeracy pilot adventures so far. This will give you some insights into what to expect: Read here
- March 15: Numeracy Pedagogical Guides (NPG) were added highlighting how numeracy might be supported in other learning areas. 6 guides published.
- March 15: Information for students and whānau added https://ncea.education.govt.nz/literacy-and-numeracy/numeracy/learning
- March 7: NCEA website updated and the numeracy information is now found under the New Zealand Curriculum tab
Numeracy represents foundational learning at Level 4/5 of the curriculum ie confident at level 4 and ready for level 5 across all strands
About NCEA Numeracy
From 2023, to gain an NCEA qualification, ākonga must pass the Numeracy standard US32406: Use mathematics and statistics to meet the numeracy demands of a range of situations or the Pāngarau standard US32412, Te whakamahi pāngarau me te tauanga hei whakatutuki i ngā hiahia pāngarau o ngā pūāhua whai take.
The Numeracy standard requires ākonga to master the mathematics and statistics content ideas at Level 4 of the New Zealand Curriculum AND interweave these content ideas with mathematical and statistical process ideas.
Click here to view/download the Numeracy learning matrix, the unpacking document and a document explaining NCEA numeracy for students
Accessing a sample paper on the digital platform
The CAA’s associated documents may be found under the assessment TAB
If you are not a pilot school you may access a sample paper in the digital platform at this link .
Choose Numeracy and Level 1 and follow the on screen prompts
You made need to check with your PN to gain access as a teacher and for the verification code, enrolled students may use their NSN number
We held an online discussion in November 2021 with some of the pilot schools sharing their journey to that point.
- A few pilot schools shared their experience with the 2021 pilot last November. You can see the notes in the Numeracy discussion folder at this link. Also at that link is questions and answers about Numeracy from NZAMT events. This was a point in time and not official information however we found the discussion valuable
Tools to help you assess readiness
- Curriculum elaborations (Judgment)
- Learning progression Frameworks and PACT (Judgment)
The Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) has updated functionality to help kaiako gauge whether learners are ready for the new standards.
For more support, you can access online resources and PLD on the curriculum progress tools support page, speak to experts in your school support networks, or speak with your education advisor about accessing regionally allocated PLD.
- The Assessment Resource Banks
- Pathways Awarua available for all secondary schools to use free of charge
Pathways Awarua includes interactive and contextualised reading, writing and numeracy modules, levelled where applicable to The New Zealand Curriculum
- PAT (diagnostic)
- e-asTTle (diagnostic)
Numeracy pedagogical guides for other learning areas
The Ministry are currently providing guidance on how numeracy might be included in other learning areas. There are currently 6 guides and more will be added over 2022
Share the guides with your colleagues so they may support our rangatahi in becoming numerate
Guides have also been written for literacy on the new NCEA site.
Resources for the teaching of mathematics and statistics
- The curriculum elaborations on nzmaths
- On nzmaths browse the 12 ALIM ( Accelerating learning in mathematics pedagogical guides from 2012 online or download and print as PDF’s
- Encouraging better questions: download an infographic of 100 questions
- The Victorian Numeracy portal brings together a range of resources to support teaching of mathematics and statistics from the early years. Have a browse and check out the interactive tools. Note these are aligned to the Australian curriculum
Teacher only day material from 2021
4 teacher only days have been held so far and much of the information is still available through the Learning Managements system. Login as a guest to view modules
Questions and answers and discussion documents from 2021 . note this information was a point in time and things are evolving as a result of the pilot process
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