Engaging with Excellence 

Below is a sample of one of the new writing tasks. In this task students are provided with visual prompts for writing. Formative work and these prompts will enable students  to write appropriate texts without reference to other sources. This will prevent copying from such sources.



Teaching and learning resources for new learners of English


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Summative assessment resources


All English Language and English for Academic purposes (EAP) unit standards are under revision. The current versions of the standard can be used until the new standards are finalised and for a short period after that. This is to give schools the opportunity to create new assessment tasks aligned the revised unit standards.


The current standards can be found here.


All of the ELRC assessment tasks will be revised once the new standards are finalised.


The following Level 3 EAP unit standards can be used to credential NCEA Level 1 literacy in 2024 and 2025: 30507 (timed writing) and 30511 (reading). Find more information here.


The following Level 4 EAP unit standards will contribute to university entrance literacy including the University of Auckland's Academic English Language Requirement:  22749 (timed writing), 22750 (crafted writing) and 22751 (reading). Find more information here.


Formative teaching and learning units for both the Level 3 and Level 4 EAP unit standards can be found on ESOL Online.


Click here to view and order assessment resources for the English Language and English for Academic Purposes unit standards.


How to pay

Schools and educational institutions that provide an order number will be invoiced.

Other purchasers must pay by direct credit prior to delivery.


Please note that, whilst every attempt has been made to ensure that the assessment resources enable students to meet the requirements of the standards, the resources have not been moderated by NZQA. The English Language Resource Centre is happy to make amendments to resources should this be required.