The New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) is seeking information from vendors to gauge the possibility of marking NCEA exam papers online.
Currently, booklets are sent out for marking before Christmas. Changes are proposed to this process to provide for marking of a scanned image. This will remove the necessity for the delivery of physical booklets.
NZQA wants vendors who can provide scanning, validation and uploading of images. Scanned images must be able to be accessed by markers throughout the country and results recorded for integration to existing systems.
It is assessing if a single vendor can provide all requirements or if it needs multiple vendors.
The deadline for replies is Tuesday, January 26. More details are available on the Government Electronic Tenders website under ICCNZ reference 28258.