2014 NZQA Information and Assessment Procedures - For Senior Students High School

 
2014 NZQA Information and Assessment Procedures - For Senior Students High School
Hamilton Girls’
    High School

 2014 NZQA Information
and Assessment Procedures
    For Senior Students
CONTENTS
NZQA
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?                                                                  2
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT                                                                      2
EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT                                                                      2
NCEA                                                                                     2
NCEA LEVEL 1                                                                             2
NCEA LEVEL 2                                                                             3
NCEA LEVEL 3                                                                             3
UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE                                                                      3
SCHOLARSHIP                                                                              4
RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT                                                                    4
COURSE ENDORSEMENT                                                                       4
CERTIFICATE ENDORSEMENT                                                                  4
MONITORING YOUR RESULTS                                                                  5
GETTING YOUR RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT AND NCEA CERTIFICATE                                  5
INFORMATION ON QUALIFICATIONS                                                            6
KEY NZQA DATES                                                                           6
NZQA FEES                                                                                7
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE                                                                     7
EXTERNAL EXAMINATION TIMETABLE                                                           7

HAMILTON GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES
ASSESSMENT STATEMENTS                                                                    8
ASSESSMENT DEADLINES                                                                     8
WORD CREATED ELECTRONICALLY                                                              8
CONSIDERATION OF OTHER EVIDENCE FOR ACHIEVEMENT (OR NATURALLY                            9
OCCURRING EVIDENCE)
TEST CONDITIONS                                                                       9
AUTHENTICITY                                                                         10
LATE WORK AND HANDING WORK IN AFTER THE STATED DEADLINE                              11
ABSENCE FROM (OR UNABLE TO DO) AN ASSESSMENT                                         12
BREACHES OF THE RULES                                                                12
APPEALS                                                                              13
SPECIAL ASSESSMENT CONDITION                                                         13
DERIVED GRADE                                                                        14
PRIVACY ACT                                                                          14

The school’s assessment procedures are updated in January each year. However, the
document where it directly relates to you may be updated after this if urgent changes
are required. If this is necessary, then you will be notified before these changes are
made official.
NZQA
How will I be assessed?
The skills and knowledge you gain when you study subject areas like English, Science and
Maths are made up of component “standards”. Qualifications are gained by building up
credits, awarded for each standard you achieve.

Standards can be assessed either internally or externally.

Internal Assessment: Standards assessed and graded by a Hamilton Girls’ High School
teacher.

External Assessment: Standards assessed and graded by an organisation other than
Hamilton Girls’ High School. Usually by NZQA at the end of the year.

NCEA stands for the National Certificate in Educational Achievement.

NCEA Level 1
Students must meet the following requirements to gain NCEA Level 1:
    - Literacy (see details below),
    - Numeracy (see details below), and a
    - Total of 80 credits at Level 1 or higher (this includes the literacy and numeracy
      credits).

How to gain Literacy
To gain literacy students must gain 10 credits from any combination of standards from the
following subjects:
      Specified assessment standards - specified achievement standards available
        through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards
        (minimum total of 10 credits). These standards as they relate to you are detailed
        on your school login and on your NZQA Statement.
        OR
      Unit standards - package of three literacy unit standards; 26622, 26624 and
        26625. All three are required.

How to gain Numeracy
To gain numeracy students must gain 10 credits from any combination of standards from
the following subjects:
     Mathematics and some achievement standards in: Geography, Science, and 1
        standard in Media Studies. These standards as they relate to you are detailed on
        your school login and on your NZQA Statement.
        OR
     Unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards; 26623, 26626 and
        26627. All three are required.

For details on Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements refer to
http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/secondary-schools-
supporting-information/literacy-numeracy-2011/

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NCEA Level 2
For NCEA Level 2 you will need to achieve 80 credits, of which 60 credits must be at Level 2
or above and 20 credits at any other level and you must have achieved Level 1 literacy and
numeracy, refer to the information under NCEA Level 1. Credits can be used for more than
one qualification; so some of your NCEA Level 1 credits can count towards NCEA Level 2.

NCEA Level 3
For NCEA Level 3 you will need to achieve 80 credits, of which 60 must be at Level 3 or
above, and 20 at Level 2 or above and you must have achieved Level 1 literacy and
numeracy, refer to the information under NCEA Level 1. Credits can be used for more than
one qualification; so some of your NCEA Level 2 credits can count towards NCEA Level 3.

University Entrance
The requirement for University Entrance is that students must have:
     NCEA Level 3
     Three subjects - at Level 3, made up of:
       o 14 credits each, in three approved subjects
     Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
       o 5 credits in reading
       o 5 credits in writing
     Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
       o achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a
          range of subjects, or
       o unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626,
          26627- all three required).

Approved subjects for University Entrance offered at this school are:

 Accounting                    French                         Physical Education
 Biology                       Geography                      Physics
 Business Studies              Graphics                       Printmaking (Practical Art)
 Calculus                      Health                         Process Technology
 Civics                        History                        Religious Studies
 Chemistry                     History of Art                 Science
 Classical Studies             Home Economics                 Social Studies
 Dance                         Japanese                       Spanish
 Design (Practical Art)        Mathematics                    Statistics
 Digital Technology            Media Studies                  Te Reo Maori
 Drama                         Music                          Te Reo Rangatira
 Economics                     Painting (Practical Art)       Technology
 English                       Photography (Practical Art)

Credits may be accumulated over more than one year.

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Scholarship
Scholarship is externally assessed. It is designed to extend the very best students and to
financially reward very able students who are going on to tertiary study. It is not a
qualification. Students sitting Scholarship will be assessed on their ability to think laterally
and in the abstract. The exams cover the same knowledge and skills as Level 3 achievement
standards, but the standard of performance required is much higher. Please discuss
Scholarship requirements with your teachers.
(See http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/scholarship/).

Record of Achievement
A Record of Achievement records all standards achieved during your time at school. The
standards you achieve each year will be added to your Record of Achievement. You can
continue to add to it once you leave school and complete new qualifications or undertake
workplace training.

Course Endorsement
Students will be able to have their strengths in individual courses recognised with a
course endorsement at Merit or Excellence.

Students will gain an endorsement for a course where they achieve:
   1. 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence at the lower level that supports the
      endorsement
      For Example:
       Endorsement with Merit in English with 14 merit credits in English
       Endorsement with Merit in English with 4 merit credits and 10 excellence
         credits in English
       Endorsement with Excellence in Science with 14 excellence credits in Science
   2. at least 3 credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally
      assessed standards (Physical Education, Religious Studies and level 3 Visual Arts
      will be exempt from this)
   3. gain sufficient credits in a single school year.

Certificate Endorsement
Students studying for NCEA Levels 1, 2, and 3 certificates will be able to achieve these
qualifications with Merit or Excellence endorsements.
   1. Merit endorsement = 50 credits at Merit (or Excellence) at the same level, or
        higher.
   2. Excellence endorsement = 50 credits at Excellence at the same level, or higher.
   3. Credits can be accumulated over more than one year for the purposes of
        certificate endorsement.
   4. In any one year a learner will be awarded an endorsed certificate only at the
        highest level of endorsement recognised that year except when a learner has
        achieved two or three NCEA qualifications in a single year.

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Monitoring Your Results:
You can check and monitor your results directly on the NZQA website after the 5th April
using the learner login facility.

To use Learner Login, you need to register, if you have not already done so, and set your
own password. To do this:
       1      Go to www.nzqa.govt.nz
       2      Click on “LOGIN” (Top right-hand corner)
       3      Go to the Students and Learners section
              If you have registered before then click on “LOGIN”
              Or if you have not registered your password then click on “register now”
              Enter your NSN and date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY) then register
       4      Then follow the instructions on screen.

       Once registered, you can login and view:
        your personal details
        your entries and results (click on the name of your school) including:
           o your internally assessed results that your school has reported to NZQA so
               far
           o your entries for external assessment (exams and portfolios)
           o your results for external assessment once they are available
        your Record of Achievement (all previous years’ results).
NOTE: The NZQA database may not contain all your results as it is updated at the end of
month, so results entered since the last update will not appear. Also, results are only sent
to NZQA once they have been internally moderated – this may cause a delay in some
subject areas.

You will also be given a number of opportunities throughout the year to check your
personal details, results and information on the School’s Database. You can also ask your
teacher, tutor group teacher, deans, or Mr Mitchell (NZQA Liaison) to show you your results
and details. HOWEVER, THE NZQA WEBSITE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACE FOR YOU
TO CHECK YOUR RESULTS, BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE YOUR OFFICIAL QUALIFICATIONS
WILL BE GENERATED FROM.

Getting Your Record of Achievement and NCEA Certificate
NZQA will NOT post your Record of Achievement or NCEA Certificate to you unless you
register online and request them.

You can only request your Record of Achievement or NCEA Certificate when they become
available.
NZQA allows you to have one free Record of Achievement each year and one free NCEA
Certificate at each level.

You are only allowed one free School Results Summary in your life. Most senior students
will order this when they leave school. NZQA will charge a fee for every School Results
Summary you ordered after the first one. It is recommended that you order this at the
end of your schooling.

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Students can request a University Entrance certificate when they qualify for this
qualification. However NZQA does charge a fee for this.

You can order your Record of Achievement and NCEA Certificate in January when they
become available by following the instructions below:

Challenging Exam Results: If you are going for a review or a reconsideration of your
external examination results then it is best to hold off requesting either a Record of
Achievement or NCEA Certificate until your results have been finalised.

Information On Qualifications:
Qualifications - You can see what qualifications the school offers and what qualifications
these courses lead toward on the school’s intranet. Also you can see the course
pathways, requirements for certificate endorsement, exclusion list of standards, and
details on credit inclusion (Go to www.hghs.school.nz , then click on Parent/Student
Portal Login , login and open the document labelled ‘Qualifications’).

NZQA: For a range of information on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement,
University Entrance, and Scholarship go to http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/index.html

                                  Key NZQA Dates
                                                  Apply as soon as possible as students are only
                                                    allowed these conditions for their internal
       Special Assessment Conditions               assessments after NZQA has approved their
                                                                  applications.
                                                          You should apply by April 1st.
         External Exam Reviews and
                                                               21st February 2014
              Reconsiderations
       Scholarship Exam Reviews and
                                                                 7th March 2014
              Reconsiderations
      Start checking your results on the                          4th April 2013
               NZQA Database                          (Updated on the 5th day of each Month)
                 NZQA Fees                             School’s deadline – 13th June 2014
             Financial Assistance                      School’s deadline – 13th June 2014
    Last Date to Withdraw from External
                                                      School’s deadline – 15th August 2014
                    Exams
    Last Date to Withdraw from Internal
                  Standard                          School’s deadline – 21st November 2014
           Unless you have been given an
          adequate assessment opportunity
         External Admission Slips                              20th October 2014
  NCEA and Scholarship Examinations Start                      7th November 2014

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NZQA Fees for Domestic Candidates
  Entry                                                                        Fee
  Entry for all NZQF standards including Scholarship subjects                  $76.70

 NZQA Fees for International Fee Paying Candidates
 Entry                                                                       Fee
 Entry for all NQF standards                                                 $383.30
 Entry for each Scholarship subject                                          $102.20 per subject

Financial Assistance
To apply: Obtain a financial assistance form from the student office.
To be eligible for financial assistance the applicant (normally the parent or guardian of
the candidate) must be the fee payer and meet at least one of the following criteria:
 Be receiving a Work and Income or Study Link benefit (benefit-based applications).
 Have a joint family income that would entitle the applicant to receive a Community
   Services Card (income-based applications).
 Have more than one child undertaking these qualifications in the same year,
   irrespective of income and the total fees to pay are higher than $200 (multiple
   candidate applications).

                           Eligible for beneficiary or            Not eligible for beneficiary or
                           income-based assistance                  income-based assistance
 One child who is      $20.00                                Full fees ($76.70 for NZQF and 3
 a candidate                                                 Scholarship subjects)
 More than one child   A maximum of $30.00 per family        Where fees are payable for more than
 who are candidates                                          one candidate, a maximum of
                                                             $100.00 per child and $200.00 per fee
                                                             payer1
International fee paying students are not eligible for financial assistance.
NZQF = New Zealand Quantifications Framework

External Examination Timetable:
This can be viewed on the NZQA Website.
nzqa.govt.nz./Information/ Students/Examination timetable.
(http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/ncea-exams-and-
portfolios/external/national-secondary-examinations-timetable//).

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HAMILTON GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES
1 ASSESSMENT STATEMENTS
  At the beginning of the year you should receive a statement from your teachers
  detailing both the internal and external standards you will be assessed against. This
  will show details of the further assessment opportunities you will be offered for each
  internally assessed standard. This may vary from subject to subject depending on
  what is practical.

  Assessment Statements for all subjects are also available for you to view on the
  school’s intranet.

  You should write down your internal grades on the Assessment Statement and ask
  your teacher to sign that they are correct. You can then use this as evidence of your
  achievement in case there is a dispute.

  Students can view their results and how these count towards each component of the
  qualification they are aiming for on the school’s intranet.

  Awarding Grades: If your teacher provides you with an adequate assessment
  opportunity then you will be awarded with a grade, either; not achieved, achieved,
  merit, or excellence. All your grades will be based on the work you provide.
   An adequate assessment opportunity is considered:
   If you were enrolled in the class when either the assessment started or if there
    was enough time for you to successfully complete the assessment activity;
   If you completed part of the assessment task;
   If you gave the teacher work; or
   If you decide on your own that you did not want to do the assessment.
   It is not considered an adequate assessment opportunity (The standard will then
    not appear on your results):
   If you and your teacher decided from the beginning that you were not to do the
    assessment and you make no attempt to provide any work for it; or
   If there has been a change in the assessment programme because your teacher
    was unable to provide the class/you with the assessment.

2 ASSESSMENT DEADLINES
  All assessments must be handed to the teacher during the timetabled period on the
  due day or before the deadline.

3 WORK CREATED ELECTRONICALLY
  Students are expected to regularly back up any work they create electronically. NCEA
  is an evidence based system and if you lose your work due to equipment failure you
  will have no evidence of achievement unless you have backed it up. You are unlikely
  to be granted an extension of time if you experience equipment failure as this is not
  usually deemed an acceptable reason.

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4 CONSIDERATION OF OTHER EVIDENCE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
  (OR NATURALLY OCCURRING EVIDENCE)
  Your teacher when determining your grade should consider other work that you may have
  done.
  For such work to be eligible for consideration it must be authentic and standard specific. Your
  work may come from class work, assignments, teacher checklists, journals, running records or
  portfolios of work.

5 TEST CONDITIONS
  In tests, unless otherwise stated by the supervising teacher you:
  MATERIALS
  - Must not bring written material into the test, for example, on notes, on refill, on
      hands
  - Must not bring paper of any kind including tissues
  - Are not to bring dictionaries either paper or electronic.
  - Are not to bring i-pods, cameras, phones, and other electronic devices
  - Must not bring programmable calculators with notes stored in their memory to a
      test. Therefore, programmable calculators will have their memories cleared by the
      teacher.
  - Must only use approved calculators (determined by supervising teacher)
  - Must place your bag and non-test items at the front of the room.
  COMMUNICATION
  - Must NOT COMMUNICATE WITH ANYONE BUT THE TEACHER.
  - Must put up your hand if you need a teacher.
  - Are not to be rude to the teachers.
  LEAVING YOUR SEAT
  - Must not leave your seat without permission.
  - Must not leave the room without permission.
  OTHER
  - Are not given extra time if you are late.
  - Must not bring food.
  - Must not start to write until told to do so.
  COMPUTERS
  - Must NOT COMMUNICATE WITH ANYONE via e-mail (sending or receiving) when
      undertaking an assessment on a computer (The school’s electronic surveillance
      system can identify what each computer processed at every moment in the day)
  - You are not to access any file other than what your teacher has explicitly directed
      you to. Therefore, accessing the internet, e-mail, or another programme not
      directly authorised by your teacher when the assessment was administered is
      forbidden and will be considered a breach of the rules. This is because it will
      jeopardize the authenticity of your work.
  - All assessment work done on computers must be logged under your own name
      (You must not log work under any other name as it will not be possible to
      determine that work is your own –i.e., it will jeopardize the authenticity of your
      work).

  The above conditions are designed to ensure that:
  1 your work is authentic (refer to next section on Authenticity) ;
  2 the integrity of the assessment is not compromised; and
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3 the assessor can conduct the assessment in a calm and orderly manner.

  A student will have breached assessment conditions if they have an unauthorised
  electronic device (e.g., cell-phone, iPod, etc.) on their person during an assessment
  unless their teacher instructs them that they can use it. All such devices are to be
  either stored in the student’s bag or given to their teacher.

  If you break any of the above test conditions then it will be dealt with as a Breach
  of the Rules (Refer to section 8).

6 AUTHENTICITY:
  All your grades will be based on the work you produce.

  Tests
  Following the test conditions (Detailed in section 6) will help ensure that your work is
  authentic.

  Assignments, Projects, Portfolios, etc.
   The work must be your own: The teacher will use at least one method to check
    that the work is your own. Methods could include: supervising the research
    process by including regular checkpoints, requiring draft work to be submitted,
    keeping work onsite, and oral questioning.
   Plagiarism (Copying) is considered cheating and is dealt with as a Breach of the
    Rules (refer to section). Plagiarised work will be ineligible for a grade.
   Referencing: You are to acknowledge your sources and use the referencing
    procedures below (unless otherwise directed to do so by your teacher):
     All primary (i.e., information you collect directly, e.g. surveys) surveys and
        secondary sources of written information/material/data (e.g., from books,
        magazines, internet) must be referenced so they are able to be checked by
        another person.

         As a guide:
         For written material: listing the author, the date of publishing, publication
         name, publisher, and page numbers

         This applies to all, material, such as: books, magazines, newspapers, internet,
         teachers’ notes, other students’ work, etc.

         For surveys: a copy of the survey with, either the names or contact details of
         the people surveyed or the survey conditions used.

   Where you quote/ paraphrase written material:
     Use quotation marks at the beginning and at end of the quoted
      information/material
     Use a series of dots to indicate that some of the material has been removed
      (e.g., She said to Joan ……… that)
     Use brackets when extra information is added (e.g., She said to Joan [her
      sister])
     Cite the author and where this information can be checked by another
      person.

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See NZQA website for further information on Authenticity (http://www.nzqa.govt.nz
  /providers-partners/assessment-and-moderation/assessment-of-standards/generic-
  resources/authenticity/)

7 LATE WORK AND HANDING WORK IN AFTER THE STATED DEADLINE:
   Late work will not be graded if:
     You do not have an acceptable reason for your lateness and
     You do not follow the process detailed below.

    Acceptable reasons for handing in work late (factors beyond your control) include,
    but not limited to: medical grounds, family bereavement, accident, illness or similar
    legitimate events. You will have to provide evidence of this, e.g., medical
    certificate.

    Reason known in advance: You may then apply for an extension of time to the
    HOD/TIC three full days prior to the completion date, except in exceptional
    circumstances.

    Reason occurring on the day of the assessment deadline: Then apply for an
    extension of time by completing an Application for a Further Assessment
    Opportunity or an Extension of Time Form and give this to Mr Mitchell (NZQA
    Liaison). These forms are available from Mr Mitchell. This must be done within one
    school week of the event.

    Note: Computer failures will not necessarily constitute a reason for an extension
          to be granted. You are required to back up your computer based work
          regularly and store a copy of it in a separate physical place to where the
          original was saved.

    Late work without an acceptable reason: This work will not be considered. If you
    have been given an adequate assessment opportunity then you will be awarded a
    grade, based on the legitimate evidence you provided before the deadline, either;
    not achieved, achieved, merit, or excellence. All your grades are based on the
    evidence you provide.

    Handing Work in after the stated deadline
    If you are handing in work after an assessment deadline then you must submit this
    to the student office and complete the signing in process. The school will take no
    responsibility for late work not submitted in this manner.

    Note: This does not necessarily mean your work will be graded, refer to details
    above.

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8 ABSENCE FROM (OR UNABLE TO DO) AN ASSESSMENT:
  If you are absent from, or are unable to do, an assessment then you may be
  assessed later if:
  1 The reason is beyond your control,
  2 It is practical to do so, and
  3 If the application for a further assessment opportunity is received within two
      weeks of the absence/incident occurring.

  How to apply:
       Absence beyond your control, e.g. accident or illness.
       First, contact the Office on or before the day of the assessment, and let them
        know that you will not be able attend the assessment and give the name of
        the teacher assessing it.
       Secondly, get documentation to support your absence, e.g., a medical
        certificate for an accident or illness or a signed letter from the caregiver for a
        mechanical breakdown.
       Thirdly, see Mr Mitchell (NZQA Liaison) and give him the appropriate
        documentation within two weeks of the absence/incident occurring.
   School activity outside the classroom:
    Approved extra-curricular activities take priority over an assessment (i.e., EOTC
    events published on the school calendar, e.g., field trip, sports exchange – ask
    your teacher if you are unsure). In such cases you should be granted a further
    assessment opportunity only if it is practical to provide one.
    Other extra-curricular activities, assessments take priority over these.
   GATEWAY work placements: GATEWAY work placements take priority over an
    assessment. In such cases you should be granted a further assessment opportunity
    only if it is practical to provide one.
   Approved leave: If you know you will be absent from school then you must
    request leave in writing to Mrs Carter (Deputy Principal) prior to your departure.
   Students who are absent without an acceptable reason or who do not follow the
    established procedures: Students who are wilfully absent or who do not follow
    the established procedures will:
       Be considered to have had an adequate assessment opportunity and will be
        awarded “Not Achieved” for that standard, and
       Not be offered another opportunity to be assessed against that standard
        again.

9 BREACHES OF THE RULES:
  Examples of breaches of the rules, these include: failure to follow instructions;
  influencing, assisting, and/or hindering student(s); dishonest practice by a student
  who submits material for assessment that is not their own (fraudulently or
  unwittingly); impersonation; plagiarism; false declarations of authenticity; using
  notes in tests or exam situations (unless the standard allows); and all forms of
  collusion with others.

  All reported breaches of the rules will be investigated. The investigator will hear
  testimonies from people involved, and will offer the student the option of an adult

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support person when they are interviewed. The decision will be made on the
  balance of probabilities based on the evidence provided.

  Penalties for misconduct: Students who are involved in misconduct that may either
  undermine the integrity of the assessment conditions or lead to a student receiving
  an unfair advantage will receive a ‘Not Achieved’ result. They are also most likely to
  lose any further assessment opportunities for that standard for the rest of the
  academic year. A letter signed by both the Principal’s Nominee and the Deputy
  Principal will be sent home to the student’s legal guardian detailing their misconduct
  and explaining the consequences of this. Details of student’s misconduct will be kept
  on file until they leave the school. In addition to this, the investigator in consultation
  with senior management may determine any further disciplinary action that should
  be taken.
  Appeals: See procedures below.

10 APPEALS:
   You have the right to appeal any assessment-related decision such as: grading of an
   assessment; authenticity of an assessment; breaches of the school rules; granting a
   further assessment opportunity; etc.
   Procedure for making an appeal (You MUST follow these steps in order):
   Step 1: An initial discussion should be held with the staff member concerned to
             try and resolve the issue before a formal appeal is made.
   Step 2: Formal appeal to the Principal’s Nominee
              Time Limit: You may lodge a formal appeal with Mr Mitchell (NZQA
                 Liaison) within 5 days of an assessment decision being released to
                 you.
              Application: See Mr Mitchell and he will give you an Appeal Form to
                 complete.
              Consideration of Appeal: Mr Mitchell will consider the appeal unless
                 he was the person who made the decision, and then the Deputy
                 Principal responsible for Assessment will allocate someone else to
                 consider your appeal.
              Time frame for Processing: Mr Mitchell will complete the appeal
                  process within 28 days of your lodging the completed form.
   Step 3: Appeal the Principal’s Nominee’s Decision
              You may appeal Mr Mitchell’s decision to Mrs Carter the Deputy
                  Principal responsible for Assessment. You should do this in writing.
    Step 4: Appeal the Deputy Principal’s Decision
               You may appeal Mrs Carter’s decision to the Principal. You should do
                  this in writing. The Principal’s decision is final.
    Note: An outside expert may be called in to assist with an appeal.

11 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT CONDITION:
  (Disadvantaged over the whole year)
  Students with permanent or long-term conditions or learning difficulties, which they
  believe will significantly impair their performance in specified internal or external
  assessments, should see Mr Mitchell (NZQA Liaison) to apply for special assessment
  conditions (e.g. a extra time allowance, modifications made to question and answer
  booklets, or the use of an examination assistant such as a reader/writer).
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If NZQA grants you Special Assessment Conditions then these will be applied to both
  your internal and external assessments, unless that standard precludes this.

12 DERIVED GRADE:
  (Disadvantaged over the external examination period)
  NZQA provides students with an opportunity to apply for derived grades if they have
  been disadvantaged because of a temporary impairment or a non-permanent
  disability close to or during an external examination which has prevented
  attendance or affected performance in this examination. You will be notified of the
  official criteria and application process for this in term four.

  Derived grades will be generated from the results you gained from your practice
  examinations held at the end of term three, unless your teacher advises otherwise.

  NZQA will not (even if the reason is beyond your control) be able to award you with
  a grade for an externally assessed standard unless you have a result from an
  appropriate practice assessment.

  Note: Derived grade was previously known as compassionate consideration.

13 PRIVACY ACT:
  The Privacy Act is design to safeguard your personal information.

  Information about you will be collected in a number ways, including: when you do an
  assessment; if you lodge an appeal; if you apply for special assessment conditions or
  apply for a derived grade; apply for financial assistance; or involved in a breach of the
  rules.

  Only authorised school staff are allowed to view this information about you. All other
  people must be prevented from seeing your personal information by the law.

  You can gain access to information about yourself by applying to Mr Mitchell (NZQA
  Liaison). If any information is incorrect, then you can ask Mr Mitchell to correct your
  personal information.

  Your results must be concealed from other students view. It is an offence if your
  results or details are shown to other students without your consent.

  Your assessments will be stored in a safe place and will be kept for one year, except
  if your work has been selected for moderation or as a benchmark sample*. After
  this date your assessment material will be discretely disposed of, unless you put in a
  request to Mr Mitchell (NZQA Liaison), before November, to have it returned to you.

  *The school must ask your permission before your work can be used as a benchmark
  sample.

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