Just reflecting on how my NCEA L1 Maori learners are progressing, as we near the end of term 1. Our NCEA L1 Algebra assessment, worth 3 credits, was postponed from Tuesday to Friday as learners did not feel confident enough on the day.
On the Friday 6 students (60%) were absent, 3 students (30%) did not sit (DNS) as they felt that they needed to build more confidence and 1 student (10%) sat the assessment. A comparison of data is shown in the table below.
% Maori 1104MAT - 2017
% Maori 1104MAT - 2016
Maori National Decile Equivalent (%) - 2016
90% - DNS
33% - DNS
A final extension will be given in the last week of term which is 2 weeks away. Fingers crossed, we hope to reduce the number of students with DNS (did not sit) as it defaults to not Achieved (N).