Literacy and Numeracy unit standards

Revision of Literacy and Numeracy unit standards

NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS) has revised the current Literacy and Numeracy unit standards:

  • 26622  Write to communicate ideas for a purpose and audience
  • 26623  Use number to solve problems
  • 26624  Read texts with understanding
  • 26625  Actively participate in spoken interactions
  • 26626  Interpret statistical information for a purpose
  • 26627  Use measurement to solve problems.

They are currently available for consultation. For more information, please refer to Revision of Literacy and Numeracy unit standards.

Your comments and feedback are invited to by Thursday 2 December 2021.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Proposed new assessment standards

As part of the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Change Package, new English-medium Literacy and Numeracy assessment standards have been developed by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and are being piloted during 2021. Further information is available at the MoE’s Citizen Space website.

Resources and links

Completed review

May 2017 – Review of Literacy and Numeracy unit standards

Details are available in the May 2017 Review of Literacy and Numeracy unit standards change report.


For more information and/or comments regarding these unit standards, please email:

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