NCEA resistance is futile; Star wreck: watch this space!

NCEA resistance is futile

NCEA Math sense we cannot forge
There is a vast chasm or gorge
We’ll [b]last into exile
‘Resistance is futile’
NCEA Borg Math will not reforge

Alan Grace
8 December 2017

Daily prompt:  Gorge

Exam stress is bad enough without inappropriate questions.
This year the New Zealand NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement ) Level 1 Maths exam (usually sat in Year 11) was claimed to be too tough.

Click on the NCEA tag (on left under heading for this post) for more info or click on
(you may like to try a couple of questions)

See below for an excerpt from an open letter sent to NZQA and NZQA’s response.




Here is an article that appeared in the NZ Herald on 5 December on p A12:


An open letter was sent to NZQA. Here is an excerpt:


Below is the response from NCEA:



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