29 Jun 2015

More students to take maths test online

3:59 pm on 29 June 2015

More than 13,000 students will take their NCEA level 1 maths tests online, following a pilot last year.

The Qualifications Authority has confirmed students from 146 schools throughout the country will be involved in the second computer-based trial.

Stock photo of students using technology

Photo: NZQA

The first trial last year involved 27 schools and just under 2500 students.

Students sitting the test on computer will also sit a paper assessment, and their highest mark will count towards NCEA.

The testing will take place in September.

The Qualifications Authority said the second pilot was a step towards the goal of having all tests done online.