Assessments in Te Reo Maori

Liam Stoneley made this Official Information request to University of Waikato

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From: Liam Stoneley

Dear University of Waikato,

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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reasonable time, having regards to the circumstances.

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which relate to a document not being able to be found or existing
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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
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Yours faithfully,

Liam Stoneley

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From: Agnes Betschart
University of Waikato

Sent by Agnes Betschart on behalf of Helen Pridmore

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Dear Mr Stoneley

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request under the Official Information Act
1982, received on 5 November 2015.

 

I will respond to your request as soon as practicable and no later than 3
December 2015.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Helen Pridmore

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From: Agnes Betschart
University of Waikato


Attachment 02 12 2015 Stoneley L OIA response.pdf
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Dear Mr Stoneley

 

The attached letter refers.

 

 

 

Agnes Betschart

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From: Liam Stoneley

Dear Agnes Betschart,

Thank you for your reply. I ask for your reconsideration of your attached answer.

You have refused my questions 2(b) and 3 under s 18(f) of the OIA. I note that may not have fulfilled the requirements in s 18A and 18B which in part require a consideration to consult me before refusing this part of the request.

Notwithstanding the above, I would request that you fulfill both questions, but to a narrower scope, being for the years 2012-2014. This is much less onerous and should only require a much lesser research of records. Any information you can provide is appreciated

Yours sincerely,

Liam Stoneley

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From: Agnes Betschart
University of Waikato


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Dear Mr Stoneley

 

The attached letter refers.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Agnes Betschart

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