New NCEA Literacy and Numeracy resources now available

22 Mar 2022

As part of the comprehensive package of changes that are being implemented to strengthen NCEA, new standards will credential foundational Literacy and Numeracy, or Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau. These standards are currently scheduled to become a mandatory part of NCEA from 2023.

To help teachers and learners prepare for the changes, the Ministry of Education has developed new teaching and learning resources for Literacy and Numeracy, including subject-specific guidance for teachers and a students’ guide to the new NCEA co-requisite. New video content and action plan templates for Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau can also be accessed from the NCEA Education website

In addition:

  • 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 Ministry of Education regional office about accessing regionally allocated PLD.
  • Pathways Awarua is available for all secondary schools to use, free of charge, to build the literacy and numeracy capabilities of their learners. Pathways Awarua includes interactive and contextualised reading, writing and numeracy modules, levelled where applicable to The New Zealand Curriculum.

These are two in a range of tools that are available to support teaching and learning in the classroom including the Learning Progression Frameworks, e-asTTLe, and PATs. Teachers should choose the tool most appropriate for their learners.

Additional resources will be made available on the NCEA Education website in Terms 2 and 3.

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