Why do this?
We need to see what the story is. We constantly get reported in the media that Technology is not being taught in schools. We are now in the fourth year of the new Level One Achievement Standards. It is time to start to see what is working and what isn't.
Where did all of this data come from?
The data has been obtained from NZQA. Through the statistics section in the website, all school results including standards are published using data from http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/studying-in-new-zealand/secondary-school-and-ncea/find-information-about-a-school/secondary-school-statistics/
What is this data looking at?
This website shows the results data from NZQA for the Technology domain since the introduction of NCEA Technology in 2011. This data only looks at the new standards and at their implementation within New Zealand Schools.
What does this mean, a result is tagged as?
Results in Achievement Standards, a result is tagged as a V, N, A, M, E
N - Not Achieved
A - Achieved
M - Merit
E - Excellence
V- Void which means V is the code for not attempting a standard that they are entered in (this is normally used for External Reports)
The result data has not been separated, as this project is not about looking at individual Achievement data with schools, just the number of results that have been published to NZQA.
Why make this data public?
We need to make people aware of what is going on in schools, rather than through hearsay. Let’s make the data public to allow other teachers, Industry and Media to see what the picture is.
But I teach other standards within my course, why are they not showing?
This data tells one part of the story. The current data cannot show the other standards that are carried out within a course as courses within schools can be named differently.
Some courses include Unit Standards. I cannot show this data as there is no current method for tagging Unit Standards to a Technology course.
Why just the result data and not numbers of students entered.
A single result is all that is needed to report on. We need to look at the numbers of students who are taking the Achievement Standards, not the breakdown on Achievement.