Assessments in Te Reo Maori

Liam Stoneley made this Official Information request to University of Auckland

The request was refused by University of Auckland.

From: Liam Stoneley

Dear University of Auckland,

This is a request for information, made under ss 4 and 5 of the
Official Information Act 1982 (“the Act”). I therefore would like
the following information;

1. Please provide a breakdown of the number of students who have

a. Requested to sit any assessment in Te Reo Maori where the language of instruction is english
b. Sat their assessment in Te Reo Maori
c. Complaints made to either College or University level for the
result of their marked Te Reo Maori assessment
i. Please provide a table of reasons for those complaints and what
their result was.
by College, and going back as far as records allow.

2. If you have a School of Law, please provide a table of:
a. How many assessments were assessed in Te Reo Maori where the language of instruction is english; and
b. who marked (or has been asked to mark) those assessments taken in Te Reo
Maori, as far as records allow.

3. Further to point (2), please provide any information on the type
of assessment, it’s percentage and for what course. Any other
information on these assessments would be appreciated.

Please CONFIRM receipt of this email to prevent unnecessary
follow-up emails and extensions being requested.
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reasons for the extension and remind me of my right to complain to
the Ombudsman under s28(3). Finally, the extension must be for a
reasonable time, having regards to the circumstances.

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any parts of this request.

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under s28(3) of the Act, if any of the above statutory requirements
on you are not complied with. Further to this, if your reply is not
“as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than
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required under s15(1) of the Act, I will also complain to the
Ombudsman.

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Yours faithfully,

Liam Stoneley

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From: Rebecca Ewert
University of Auckland

Dear Mr Stoneley

I acknowledge receipt of our request for information under the Official Information Act.

I will respond to you in due course.

Yours sincerely

Rebecca Ewert
General Counsel
The University of Auckland
DDI +64 9 923 7746
Mobile +64 21 880 691
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Dear Mr Stoneley

 

Please see attached the University’s response to your request for
information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Rebecca Ewert

General Counsel

The University of Auckland

DDI +64 9 923 7746

Mobile +64 21 880 691

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From: Liam Stoneley

Dear Rebecca Ewert,

I have reason to believe that your response is not accurate. It is my understanding that there are multiple instances where students have sat assessments in te Reo Maori at the University of Auckland, where the language of instruction was English.

In order to rectify your previous response and to show utmost good faith, I request that you review your response and provide accurate answers urgently, and in any case, no later than 22nd January 2016. After this date, I will be forced to provide my evidence to the Ombudsman.

I look forward to your urgent attention on this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Liam Stoneley

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From: Rebecca Ewert
University of Auckland


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Dear Mr Stoneley

 

Please see attached the University’s response to your email dated 11
January 2016.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Rebecca Ewert

General Counsel

The University of Auckland

DDI +64 9 923 7746

Mobile +64 21 880 691

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in any way.

 

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