Friday, January 27, 2006

NCEA results

Oooh it's that time of the year again when the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) results are handed out. As always, there is some degree of consternation surrounding the results and this time concerning how they are displayed.

"Some people want it there because they feel as employers they are entitled to know what students couldn't do as well as what they can do," Sewell says.

But some think it's good to keep the fail marks separate.

"As a parent I hope they don't, as a parent we should be applauding the positive things of what our children know," says Pat Newman from the New Zealand Principal's Federation.

Yeah, I'm sure that not being told what you can and cannot actually do is something that is really positive indeed. They might as well put little smiley face stickers on the results and hand everyone out a gold star for participation.