NZDE national exams : a nightmare and a limiting barrier

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Bahadornejad, Momen
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2021-02-04
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New Zealand
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE)
engineering students
electrical engineering students
engineering education
student success
student retention
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Bahadornejad, M. (2021, February). NZDE National Exams: A Nightmare and a Limiting Barrier. Paper presented at the 2021 Joint NZDE/ BEngTech Forum, Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
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The pass rate in NZDE first-year modules with national exams is lower than the other courses in the programme In this presentation: The reasons why students struggle in the national exams are briefly discussed The issues arising for the providers and the programme are highlighted A new model for the national assessment is introduced to overcome the issues while the quality of the programme is assured and all parties are also satisfied
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