Education Review Office Te Tari Arotake Matauranga

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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Mar 2015
This report examines how well students with special education needs are included in New Zealand schools. The report provides an update on progress towards meeting the Government target that, by the end of 2014, 80 percent of New Zealand schools will be doing a good job and none should be doing a poor job of including and supporting students with disabilities.
May 2014
This report presents the findings of ERO's 2013 evaluation of principal appraisal in primary and secondary schools.
May 2013
This national report presents the findings of ERO’s recent evaluation about the extent to which primary schools were using effective strategies to improve outcomes for priority groups of learners. In this report ‘priority learners’ refers to Māori, Pacific, special needs, and students from low income families, who are not achieving at or above National Standards.
Sep 2012
All children deserve the right to an education including those with special education needs. Through its Success for All policy, the Government expects all schools to demonstrate inclusive practice for children with special education needs by the end of 2014. This report presents the findings of a questionnaire where schools assess their own provisions for students with special education needs....
Apr 2011
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...
5 Mar 2011
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...
Sep 2010
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...
Jun 2010
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...