Statistics

Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

Summary

Literacy and Numeracy

In order to gain NCEA level 1 a candidate must gain 8 credits from specified literacy standards and 8 credits from specified numeracy standards as part of their 80 credits.

Literacy and numeracy is calculated on a cumulative basis. Therefore any credits a student gains before the end of their Year 11 year are counted towards meeting the literacy and/or numeracy requirements. Candidates can achieve both literacy and numeracy, or can achieve only literacy or only numeracy.


Current Year Level
Gender
Ethnicity
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This spreadsheet provides time series data in a single table for National Literacy & Numeracy results:
Microsoft Excel Icon Literacy & Numeracy Requirements Met for NCEA Level 1 (Time series)

Calculating Achievement

Students:   Number of Year 11 students on the roll as at July 1 in any given year from Ministry roll returns

Candidate: Some one who has achieved at least 1 NCEA credit in any given year

Literacy and Numeracy statistics

n = Count of students who achieved literacy, numeracy or both, by the end of Year 11

% = Proportion of students who achieved literacy, numeracy or both, by the end of Year 11, divided by the number of Year 11 students for that year.

Literacy and Numeracy Data Dimensions Notes

The dimensions are:
Dimension Description
Current Year Level
The number of years a student has studied for.
Student Gender
The gender of the student.
Ethnicity
The prioritised ethnic group a student identifies with.

IFP (International Fee-Paying student): An international student (prior to 2009 these were Foreign Fee Paying students) who meets the full tuition costs on their own or from funds provided to them by sponsors other than the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Students can be studying at a secondary or tertiary level.

NZAID Funded Student: New Zealand Agency for International Development funded student. A student on a scholarship from the New Zealand Agency for International Development. Prior to 2004 this was known as a MFAT scholarship. As of 2009 these students are now part of the domestic count and not included in international fee paying student totals.

Note: Due to different data sources, the ethnicity-based comparisons on the NZQA website may differ from Ministry of Education ethnicity-based comparisons.

Ethnicity Grouping
& Descriptions
Ethnicity Grouping Ethnicity Descriptions
NZ Māori NZ Māori
Pasifika Samoan
Cook Island Māori
Tongan
Niuean
Tokelauan
Fijian
Other Pasific Island
Asian Chinese
Indian
Other Asian
European/ Pākehā NZ European/ European/ Pākehā
MELAA Middle Eastern
Latin American
African
Other Other
Unknown/ No Response No Response
Unknown
Decile: The decile rating is the indicator used to measure the extent to which schools draw pupils from low socio-economic communities. A decile is a 10% grouping.

Decile 1 schools are the 10% of schools with the highest proportion of students from low socio-economic communities. Decile 10 schools are the 10% of schools with the lowest proportion of these students. A school’s decile does not indicate the overall socio-economic mix of the school.

Regional Council: The regional council area (as reported by Statistics New Zealand) the school of the student is located in.
Territorial Authority: The territorial authority area (as reported by Statistics New Zealand) the school of the student is located in.
Education Region: The education region the school of the student is located in. These are four administrative regions created by the Ministry of Education and aligned with the Ministry’s four regional offices.
Year: Data is presented for 2004 through to 2010. Data is updated on a yearly basis.

More Information on NCEA Attainment on Education Counts

Links:
  Indicator Icon  NCEA Qualifications Attainment
        The latest NCEA achievement data on Education Counts.
  Indicator Icon  Literacy and Numeracy Requirements
         The latest literacy and numeracy data on Education Counts.
  Indicator Icon  University Entrance Attainment
         The latest university entrance data on Education Counts.
  Indicator Icon  NCEA English Attainment
         The latest NCEA English participation and achievement data on Education Counts.
  Indicator Icon  NCEA Maths Attainment
         The latest NCEA Maths participation and achievement data on Education Counts.
  Indicator Icon  NCEA Science Attainment
         The latest NCEA Science participation and achievement data on Education Counts.


Downloads/Links

Indicator Icon  NCEA Achievement (Roll Based)

Links to NCEA qualifications attainment data on Education Counts:

Indicator Icon  NCEA Qualifications Attainment

Indicator Icon  University Entrance Attainment

Indicator Icon  NCEA English Attainment

Indicator Icon  NCEA Maths Attainment

Indicator Icon  NCEA Science Attainment

Where to Find Out More

For more information on the requirements for each NCEA level, visit:

website.gif NZQA website: NCEA Information

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