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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This Education Review Office (ERO) report is one of a series of reports on teaching strategies that work. It features strategies and approaches that were observed in 40 primary schools selected from across New Zealand. These schools came from a database of 129 schools, all with rolls of 200 or more, in which the proportion of students in the upper primary years (Years 5...
In this evaluation, ERO met with newly graduated teachers (NGTs) and leaders in early learning services and schools to find out how confident and prepared NGTs were as a result of their ITE programme.
This evaluation looks at teaching approaches and strategies used in schools where there has been a significant increase in the number of students at or above National Standards in the upper primary school years (Years 5 to 8). We wanted to learn more about any short-term interventions or long-term strategies that may have been influential in bringing about these positive...
Year 9 Plus is an educational concept developed by the Ministry of Education (the Ministry) to improve the chances of educational success of one cohort of participating students, and better their future life opportunities. This report, completed at the end of students’ first year at secondary school, identifies what has worked well so far in the concept trial. It considers...
This document is the result of a collaborative effort between ERO and representatives from hospital-based education and care services. It will support improved service performance and accountability, and focuses on how well placed hospital-based services are to contribute to children’s learning, and promote their wellbeing.
In late 2015, the Cabinet Social Policy Committee asked ERO to assess ‘the current status of food, nutrition and physical activity in schools and early childhood services’ and to report on Health Promoting Schools that were included in the sample. We visited 202 early learning services, 46 primary schools and 29 secondary schools in the first half of 2016. We asked: How well does the service/...
Research evidence shows early in a child’s life is a critical time in terms of the rapid language development that takes place, particularly in the first two to three years. This evaluation investigated how effectively young children’s oral language learning and development were supported in their early years of education. ERO asked early learning services and schools what they are doing in...
This retrospective study synthesises findings from 17 national reports about curriculum implementation in early learning services, published over the last 10 years. While the national evaluations over this time have not covered every aspect of early childhood curriculum, they provide an insight and consistent messages about how effectively services are designing, implementing and evaluating...
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...
30 May 2016
ERO evaluated how well 35 secondary schools were using Vocational Pathways. While most schools knew about and were using the pathways, they were not fully realising the initiative’s potential. Vocational Pathways can be a valued part of a school’s curriculum for all students when used as more than just an add-on to careers education or course selection processes.
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