NCEA Standards Review
The first of the curriculum-aligned standards for NCEA level 1 were introduced in 2011 and are set to go into a formal review process soon. We have been advised by the PPTA that, for this purpose, the Ministry of Education is introducing a dedicated Review and Monitoring Programme (RAMP). RAMP is taking one or two learning areas at a time, starting with Science and Mathematics. Everything in relation to the senior curriculum is being reviewed, including the curriculum outcomes at Levels 6-8, the teaching and learning guides, the standards, the assessment tasks, and the exemplars. Each learning area review will take about a year from initiation to recommendations. Your Executive has not yet been informed when Learning Languages will enter the process, but be assured that we will inform members of news as it eventuates.