Thousands apply to have NCEA papers remarked

Last updated 16:09 19/02/2013

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Nearly 7000 secondary school pupils have applied to have their 2012 NCEA exam results either reviewed or reconsidered.

New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) has recorded 292 applications for reviews and 5637 for reconsideration after more than 163 000 students received NCEA results on January 15.

Pupils had until yesterday to register any concerns about their Level 1, 2 or 3 exams, and NZQA deputy chief executive Richard Thornton said applications were still being dealt with.

Staff would now begin paper reviews, which involved all sections of a booklet or portfolio being checked to make sure they had been marked and results correctly recorded and transferred. 

A reconsideration was when pupils believed their work had not been assessed correctly, and papers would be remarked by a senior member of the marking panel.

Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their review or reconsideration within the next four weeks.

According to NZQA, New Zealand is the only country in the world to return marked examination papers to students.

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- Fairfax Media

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