Hekia is a gifted orator with an ability to project her voice and use expression to captivate an audience. However, Hekia's use of vocabulary often alienates her audience, so using a thesaurus to find words better aimed at her audience would be beneficial.
Hekia has displayed no signs of listening to others opinions. She only follows instructions of her superiors, but never listens to those she considers beneath her, despite those people having considerable more knowledge than her on many subjects.
While Hekia is a capable reader and can decode accurately, her comprehension requires work. Hekia seems to read things into a text that are not there and fails to inference what the author is actually inferring or even grasp glaringly obvious concepts and themes within the text.
Hekia fails to understand ratios, inflation, and has difficulty with the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. She plucks figures from mythical places and then relies on her ability as an orator to 'convince' fellow classmates that her calculations are correct. We are looking to place Hekia is a remedial group for basic numeracy.
Writing - Above the Standard.
As with Speaking, Hekia is a gifted writer, particularly in the genre of persuasion and fantasy. Somehow Hekia excells when she combines these two genre to create an alternative planet we've come to know as 'Planet Key'.
Hekia does not believe in this area as she wants to focus on Literacy and Numeracy and has not met the standard in any of the strands.
Social Science - Below the Standard.
Hekia has failed the standard here due to her inability to move past her focus on Literacy and Numeracy.
Due to Hekia's focus on Literacy and Numeracy, and her objection to only healthy food being sold in the school canteen, Hekia has failed this standard.
Again, Hekia's focus on only Literacy and Numeracy means she holds scant regard for the arts and she is unable to demonstrate any grasp of conceptual knowledge in the arts or display any practical work during her time.
Te Reo Māori - Above the Standard
Due to Hekia's superb oratory this is an area she does well in.
Thinking - Below the Standard
Thinking has not been a strong point for Hekia, especially her critical thinking skills. Once Hekia gets an idea in mind it is very hard to get her to look at any evidence to the contrary, even if she has based her thinking on faulty evidence.
Managing Self - Below Standard
Usually Hekia is able to present a pleasant veneer to the public and classmates. Her smile has been perfected. However, there have been times where Hekia has shown she has difficulty controlling herself, such as at ULearn16 and the NZEI and PPTA conferences in 2015. We will be monitoring her closely.
Participating and Contributing - Below Standard
While Hekia attends many events, her absence at NZEI and PPTA conferences outnumber her attendances and this has not gone unnoticed by those who look up to her for guidance. Hekia tends to dominate proceedings and last year showed she was unable to let others fully contribute to the School Funding Review as she dominated proceedings. This will need considerable guidance.
Overall, I assess Hekia Parata to have Not Met the Standard in being a Minister of Education.
Acknowledgements: The fabulous cartoonists who have faithfully captured Hekia Parata over the years. You are my heroes.