Now that the NCEA results are in, how did "Jumpstarting NCEA" for the 2016 cohort of year 10's go.
We had the best NCEA level one literacy and numeracy results (roll based) going back 4 years:
In terms of our Kahui Ako challenges around literacy and numeracy it was a good outcome considering most of the students entered college in year 9 at curriculum level 3 for reading, writing and maths. The outcome that is still a challenge is overall NCEA level one achievement (roll based). After working with those students who were close to 80 credits, early in term 1 2018, the final result for the 2017 academic was a 52 % pass rate. A better outcome than previous years but still a long way to go. For those that missed the challenge is now to focus on NCEA level 2.
NEXT STEPS: Using staff and student voice/feedback, "Jumpstart" for the year 10's at the end of 2017 was extended to 5 weeks. This resulted in 60% of the students having started the 2018 academic year with credits, fewer students on zero credits than in previous years. An added bonus is a settled start to the NCEA level 1 2018 academic year, with no students wanting to change courses. Staff have implemented firmer deadlines for assessments which are clearly spelt out on teacher learning area websites. A greater focus on literacy strategies to support learning are being implemented school wide with the support of a literacy coordinator. At the end of term one a list of priority learners "students with zero credits" will be compiled with a view to provide them with learning intensives.
"Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week's value out of a year while another man gets a full year's value out of a week." -- Charles Richards