Education Review Office Te Tari Arotake Matauranga

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ERO reviews schools and early childhood education services, and publishes national reports on current education practice.

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24 Nov 2017
This evaluation summary highlights effective practice in kōhanga reo, specifically the support children need to grow and thrive through a quality immersion pathway. It identifies what works well, and how this contributes to whānau aspirations for equity and excellence. The Māori paradigm and the connections, relevance and significance of te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, te ao Māori and mātauranga...
May 2013
This national report presents the findings of ERO’s recent evaluation about the extent to which primary schools were using effective strategies to improve outcomes for priority groups of learners. In this report ‘priority learners’ refers to Māori, Pacific, special needs, and students from low income families, who are not achieving at or above National Standards.
Nov 2014
This report presents the findings of ERO’s evaluation of the Ministry of Education's initiative, Achievement 2013-2017.
Oct 2009
This national report presents the findings of ERO’s recent evaluation of the 14 Activity Centres in New Zealand providing alternative schooling for secondary students likely to benefit from a specialist programme.
Aug 2012
Māori teachers often undertake additional formal and informal responsibilities beyond their immediate teaching work. This includes the support of Māori students and assistance with the cultural life of the school. Ako Panuku is a programme funded by the Ministry of Education (the Ministry) for Māori secondary/kura teachers, and implemented by Haemata Ltd. It "supports and builds on the expertise...
Sep 2012
In 2011 the Ministry of Education introduced funding for pedagogical leadership in alternative education to improve the quality of teaching and learning. This evaluation examined the impact of that funding initiative by looking at the work of 10 clusters providing alternative education. It also identified a set of principles to provide guidance on good practice.
Oct 2010
Service academies provide military-focused education for secondary students who have had average to limited success at school. Education at a service academy involves academic study, outdoor education and physical fitness, goal setting, leadership and life skills. This report discusses the performance of 16 service academies funded by the Ministry of Education funded. These are located at 16...
Sep 2016
Until recently children with behavioural and social needs were referred to and attended one of six health camps situated across New Zealand. Each of the six health camps had an associated school attached. In 2008 ERO evaluated the quality of provisions for children at the health camps and identified significant areas that needed to improve. ERO recommended that the Ministry of Education...
Jun 2008
These earlier reports should be used for historical perspective – many of our more recent reports replace these and are more current and up to date. The New Zealand Curriculum sets out a clear vision for the teaching of, and in, te reo Māori: "Ko te reo te manawa pou o te Māori, Ko te ihi waimanawa o te tangata, Ko te, ko te hūpē te waiaroha. Ko tōku nui, tōku whakatiketike, tōko reo. Te...
Sep 2008
ERO undertook this evaluation of the Resource Teachers: Māori (RTM) service following a request from the Ministry of Education for information to inform future policy decisions. The evaluation looked at: the extent to which RTM support quality learning outcomes for students in, or learning te reo Māori; the effectiveness of governance and management arrangements; and the role of the Ministry of...

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