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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Topics: Evaluation, Education & Training, Pedagogy, Primary Education, Teachers, Schools, Secondary Education, Special Education
This report presents the findings of ERO's 2013 evaluation of principal appraisal in primary and secondary schools.
In September and October of 2012 a group of 16 schools identified a target cohort of Year 12 students who were at risk of not achieving the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2 by the end of 2012. This was part of a Ministry of Education focus on the Better Public Services goal of 85 percent of 18-year-olds achieving NCEA Level 2, or an equivalent qualification, by 2017...
This report is one of a series of evaluations ERO has undertaken on how schools are working with the National Standards within The New Zealand Curriculum. In this evaluation ERO used the mathematics learning area and associated standards to look at what schools were doing to raise the achievement of students in Years 4 to 8.
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.
Topics: Evaluation, Kaupapa Māori, Community Education, Pedagogy, Special Character Schools, Schools, Kaupapa, Te Āo Māori, Tikanga
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...
Topics: Evaluation, Pedagogy, Literacy & Numeracy, Schools, Secondary Education, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged
Years 9 and 10 are vital years in students’ schooling. It is in these years that students build on and consolidate their learning from the primary school years, and lay the foundation for their future success in the senior secondary school, and their postsecondary lives. In this report ERO evaluates how effectively schools use literacy and mathematics achievement information to improve learning...
The New Zealand Curriculum describes teaching as inquiry as a process that involves educators investigating the impact of their decisions and practice on students. In early 2010, the Ministry of Education asked the Education Review Office (ERO) to conduct an initial evaluation,2 and a follow-up evaluation one year later using the same methodology. The evaluations were to capture, at points in...
Schools in New Zealand were required to implement The New Zealand Curriculum from February 2010. During Terms 3 and 4, 2010 ERO, at the request of the Ministry of Education, evaluated the extent to which the principles of The New Zealand Curriculum were evident in schools’ curricula and enacted in classrooms. The findings of this evaluation were presented in ERO’s report Directions for Learning:...
This is the first in a series of national reports that ERO will publish over the next two years about Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori. From February 2011 Māori-medium kura and settings, including immersion and bilingual classes in mainstream schools, have been required to implement Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and use Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori. This report focuses...
This report is part of a series published by the Education Review Office, over three years, about the implementation of the National Standards in English-medium schools with students in Years 1 to 8. The New Zealand Curriculum provides schools with direction and a framework to design and review their curriculum to respond to students’ diverse learning capabilities and needs. The National...
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