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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KiwiSport is a government initiative established in 2009 to increase opportunities for school-aged children to participate in organised sport. This report presents the findings of a questionnaire ERO gave to schools about the impact of KiwiSport funding.
This report discusses the areas of strength, and areas for development that ERO found. It also describes the practices of specific service types - Playcentres, kindergartens and education and care services - in supporting children’s social competence, and understanding of appropriate behaviour,
In August, 2010 the Education Review Office (ERO) published the first of a series of evaluation reports to be published over the next three years about the implementation of the National Standards in schools with students in Years 1 to 8. ERO is currently collecting information to be published in the second national evaluation report early in 2011. This interim report is based on information...
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...
Topics: Evaluation, Law & Justice, Social Services, Pedagogy, Teachers, Schools, Special Education, Rangatahi, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged
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. This report discusses the quality of education at seven schools located in Child Youth and Family (CYF) residences. These residences accommodate the most challenging and vulnerable children and young people in New Zealand. The residences include...
In June 2010 the Education Review Office (ERO) evaluated the work of six Alternative Education providers. This work was undertaken through an agreement with the Ministry of Education, which had anecdotal evidence of the effectiveness of these providers. The focus of this study was to identify the specific good practice that supported students’ education. Among the aspects ERO examined were the...
ERO evaluated preparedness to work with the National Standards within The New Zealand Curriculum in 228 schools during Terms 1 and 2, 2010. ERO found that most schools were well prepared or had preparation under way, and in many cases the preparations focused on aligning existing benchmarks and expectations with the standards.
This report, Quality in Early Childhood Services, uses findings from ERO's national evaluations of early childhood education and individual services' education reviews to highlight the factors that contribute to high quality early childhood education and care, as well as those that contribute to poor quality. The report provides a good starting point for further discussion for anyone involved in...
This evaluation examined how well schools include students with high needs. Approximately three percent of the student population have significant physical, sensory, neurological, psychiatric, behavioural or intellectual impairment. ERO’s evaluation showed that approximately half of the schools in the study demonstrated inclusive practice, while 30 percent had ‘pockets of inclusive...
This is the third in a series of three evaluations of schools’ preparations for giving effect to The New Zealand Curriculum. The three reports are based on evidence gathered by the Education Review Office (ERO) during education reviews conducted from Term 3, 2008 to Term 4, 2009. The previous two reports were completed in January and September 2009.
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