7.0 Marking Guides contribute to the formal student record of achievement or otherwise for any one course or part of a course.   The marking guide is a summary of a student’s:  

  1. Coverage and understanding of the assignment topic; 
  2. Research and referencing; and 
  3. Structure, expression and grammar.

7.1 Student achievement will be attributed through ascending marking grades in each of the three content areas based on the comments in each panel. It is an act of manaakitanga to comment critically and constructively in each panel and markers must do so.   

If comments have been made on the student’s assignment markers should indicate so in the appropriate panels.  Markers’ comments on the marking guide and / or the student’s assignment must be clear and helpful to the student in understanding the mark that has been awarded. This is especially important where an overall result of ‘Me Mahi Anō’ (Revise & re-submit) has been awarded Students are encouraged to seek advice and resubmit their work. 

7.2 Me Mahi Anō is an invitation to a student to revise the work and re-submit it for further consideration. - If a mark of ‘Kāore anō kia eke’ is given in the ‘Coverage and Understanding of the Assignment Topic’ panel, the student will automatically be awarded an overall result of ‘Me Mahi Anō’

7.3 An application to appeal a mark is available for those students who feel that the circumstances of assessment have caused them to suffer academic disadvantage. Students may write to the kaihautū of the programme outlining their situation.   The kaihautū will consider the circumstances and if appropriate, moderate the assessment. 

7.4 The rangatiratanga of the information source must be acknowledged. Where the content of ākonga work, or, material that is used by pūkenga in the teaching process; paraphrases, quotes or otherwise draws on ideas, words, phrases, images or other forms of information from another source, the original source is to be cited as a footnote and listed as a source of information in accordance with the writing conventions expressed in ‘He Aratohu Tuhi.’   In this way manaakitanga is expressed in its fullness in recognising the rangatiratanga of the source. 

7.5 The use of others knowledge and information without acknowledgement. Using the knowledge and information of others without their permission or acknowledgement is unacceptable, a breach of Te Kawa o Te Ako and not in keeping with our kaupapa. Where this is detected, the person concerned will be asked to make themselves available for an interview with the relevant Kaihautū where the matter will be fully discussed and any action taken will be decided on an individual basis.