Education Review Office: ERO
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ERO reviews schools and early childhood education services, and publishes national reports on current education practice.
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Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) work as itinerant teachers in clusters of schools. The RTLB service is governed and managed in these clusters. The Government allocates approximately $73 million per annum to fund the RTLB service to support students with learning and behaviour difficulties, and to build teacher capability in working with diverse groups of students. The...
Topics: Evaluation, Monitoring, Pedagogy, Literacy & Numeracy, Schools, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy
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. Schools are expected to be preparing for the implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum by February 2010. As part of its regular reviews from Term 3, 2008 until the end of 2009, ERO is evaluating and reporting on schools’ readiness to...
Topics: Evaluation, Kaupapa Māori, Education & Training, Special Character Schools, Literacy & Numeracy, Kaupapa, Te Āo Māori, Tikanga, Whānau, Māori, Culture, Language, Race & Ethnicity
This report presents the findings from an Education Review Office (ERO) evaluation of the quality of teaching in kura Māori. The Ministry of Education asked ERO for information about the overall quality of teaching in kura Māori to inform its policy development relating to Māori Medium education. ERO examined the most recent education review and follow-up review reports on 76 kura Māori, to...
Topics: Evaluation, Pedagogy, Special Character Schools, Teachers, Te Āo Māori, Māori, Customs & Traditions, Language, Race & Ethnicity
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...
Topics: Evaluation, Monitoring, Not for profit, Community Education, Pedagogy, Special Character Schools, Sport & Extramural Education, Teachers, Schools, Healthcare
This report is based on the findings of ERO’s most recent education reviews of the six health camp schools in New Zealand. The findings are intended to contribute to the Ministry of Education’s examination of the support given to students enrolled in health camp schools, and the role in the wider network of provision that these schools have in engaging students with special behavioural needs....
Research evidence shows that effective partnerships between schools and parents, whānau and communities can result in better outcomes for students. The better the relationship and engagement, the more positive the impact on students’ learning. In this evaluation, ‘engagement’ is defined as a meaningful, respectful partnership between schools and their parents, whānau and communities that...
ERO is interested in what happens in the classroom and also in how parents and the community can help in the education of school students. We have therefore evaluated the way schools engage their parents, whānau and community. The result is a collection of three reports on different aspects of Partners in Learning: the findings of the evaluation; examples of good practice; and the voices of...
New Zealand students achieve very well by international standards. However, there is wide variance in the achievement of learners, which signals the need for a strong focus on good quality, evidence-based teaching for all students, and particularly for the 15 percent of students who are performing at the lowest literacy levels. In this evaluation report ERO gives an overview of how schools...
Topics: Evaluation, Pedagogy, Special Character Schools, Literacy & Numeracy, Secondary Education, Men
Several indicators, including international studies, NCEA data and the difference in school leaving qualifications for boys and girls recognise an ongoing achievement gap between boys and girls. International research on the achievement gap between boys and girls most often points to issues of literacy, especially writing, as being a key area of difference between boys' and girls' achievement...
Topics: Evaluation, Pedagogy, Schools, Secondary Education, Te Āo Māori, Tikanga, Māori, Culture, Customs & Traditions, Language
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...
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