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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The intent of the evaluation was to gain an insight and understanding of literacy teaching and learning in early childhood education. This report complements the ERO national evaluation report, Literacy in Early Childhood: Teaching and Learning, February 2011. It presents examples of good practice from 13 early childhood services, identified during their ERO reviews, which had high quality...
23 Oct 2011
This evaluation investigates how well schools are using the EOTC Guidelines in their provision of EOTC, how well their EOTC activities complement the curriculum, how well they plan for the safety of EOTC activities, and how well the revised EOTC Guidelines support teaching and safety. This report gives examples of effective EOTC teaching and practices that support safety. The report also...
This ERO report has been written to help schools develop enterprise learning. Seven case studies present the challenges and benefits of enterprise as authentic teaching and learning. Each of these studies show what students have achieved in different enterprise activities. They discuss what leaders and teachers have done; both those who have been supportive of an enterprise learning approach and...
Topics: Evaluation, International Research, Monitoring, Pedagogy, Primary Education, Teachers, Schools, Secondary Education, Policy
In 2010 New Zealand participated in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes.The purpose of the review was to explore how systems of evaluation and assessment can be used to improve outcomes in primary and secondary schooling.
22 May 2011
In November 2007, a revised curriculum was launched for use in New Zealand schools. The New Zealand Curriculum is a statement of official policy related to teaching and learning in English-medium schools in New Zealand. The requirement for schools to implementThe New Zealand Curriculum came into effect on 1 February 2010. In early 2010, the Ministry of Education asked the Education...
This cluster evaluation highlights improvements in the overall performance of the six kura kaupapa Māori and 12 English-medium schools on the North Island’s East Coast. The Education Review Office (ERO) first reported on schooling on the East Coast in 1997. That report, Improving Schooling on the East Coast, noted that the quality of education most of the students received was not high enough...
Alternative Education (AE) is an initiative for students aged 13 to 16 who have become alienated from mainstream education. Many of the students placed in Alternative Education have been long term truants or have been suspended from one or more schools. AE is provided through school-based and off-site courses. Schools receive funding from the Ministry of Education to develop or purchase these...
Working with the National Standards: Raising Student Achievement in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
6 Mar 2011
This is the latest report in the series of ERO's national evaluation reports about the implementation of the National Standards in English-medium schools with students in Years 1 to 8.The evaluation involved 237 schools reviewed by ERO in Terms 3 and 4, 2010. The report indicates that schools are still at varying stages of working with the National Standards.
5 Mar 2011
Topics: Evaluation, Community Education, Education & Training, Pedagogy, Schools, Secondary Education, Special Education, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Pregnancy, Teen Pregnancy
This evaluation reports on the quality of education in the 18 Teen Parent Units (TPUs) that ERO reviewed in Term 2, 2010. The reviews focused on student achievement, teaching and learning, governance and management, and health and safety. Self review and use of analysed data were also investigated. TPUs provide education for teenage students who are pregnant, or are parents, in an environment...
As well as undertaking the education reviews of schools and early childhood services, ERO produces broader evaluative information on significant educational issues and publishes reports on education sector performance and good practice. This information is used by education agencies and policy makers to determine the effectiveness of current initiatives and to establish future priorities. ERO’s...
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