The release and quick withdrawal of some NCEA results early
this morning has upset students and been described by one as
NZQA has said that results would be released sometime this
week, yet some students say they were able to log in and see
them this morning.
Only some students had access to their results, which was
In a statement issued this morning, NZQA explained that the
mix-up was because of a "normal process" whereby NCEA results
are run early morning as a "final check" before the formal
announcement that results are available.
And some students happened to be online between 6.25am and
6.30am when the "test" results went up, the statement said.
"Any results that were visible this morning were a part of
testing only. Results are not official until they are
released," NZQA said on its Twitter account.
Yet this testing was met with confusion by students waiting
anxiously for their results.
Fred Saty asked: "Why did you even put "prelim" results up?
How stupid, pretty sure you have successfully confused and
frustrated every student."
Christopher Nairn wrote that some results were out today, but
NZQA then took them down again and delayed the process 24
"Explain why suddenly, when results are done, we're denied
them an extra 24 hours," he asked.
NZQA maintained that results would not be out today, stating
there was no exact date for their release.
"It is a long process to ensure all data is correct [and]
ready to be released so that all students get the
[qualifications] they have earned."
One Herald online reader, who did not want to be named,
wrote: "The fact that some students could login and see
preliminary results, which I believe will be identical to the
final results ... is highly unethical." (sic)
NZQA is asking all students to wait until the announcement
that final results have been released and are available on
"To avoid uncertainty learners will not be able to log in
until results are released."
Results will be released this week, the statement said.