Assessment (including Examination) Rules for Schools with Consent to Assess 2022

7.1.1 Examination Centres

  1. Examination Centres will be established annually by reference to:
    1. the number of total Candidate entries;
    2. the number of examination sessions and Candidate entries within those examination sessions;
    3. distance and travel to any other existing established examination centre;
    4. the review by NZQA of Candidate entries for the previous year including absentee numbers and standards not attempted; and
    5. the cost-effective use of limited resources.
  2. NZQA may also combine established examination centres to ensure the cost-effective use of limited resources in urban areas where there are few Candidate entries for examination sessions.
  3. In extenuating circumstances, NZQA may approve special accommodation at the cost of the School or Candidate/s to cater for concerns in relation to Candidates sitting at examination centres.

    Special Examination Centres

  4. Where a Candidate has entries made through a School and either -
    1. no local school is available to be an examination centre; or
    2. NZQA considers that in the circumstances it would be prudent to have a special examination centre -
    NZQA may establish a special examination centre. Such cases usually relate to Candidates who are living in remote areas and/or studying through Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu.
  5. Applications to establish a special examination centre must be made by a Candidate or Principal's Nominee before 1 August 2022 on the approved form, which is available from NZQA or Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu.
  6. The School is responsible for identifying:
    1. a suitable examination venue, which allows Candidates to work uninterrupted for the duration of each examination free from noise and other distractions; and
    2. a suitable supervisor for each examination who must:
      1. follow the requirements of Rule 7.1.2 for examination supervision;
      2. be able to ensure that examination security is maintained; and
      3. have no family or current teaching/instructional relationship with any Candidate.
  7. Any costs associated with the use of the venue are the responsibility of the applicant.
  8. In all cases the published NZQA examination timetable will apply.
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