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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Nov 2015
Parents, families and whānau want their children to feel they belong at school and experience success. They want to be involved in their child’s learning – to understand what is expected and to know how they can contribute. This involvement contributes to each child’s learning and success and is vital for children at risk of not achieving. ERO evaluated how well schools worked with parents,...
Oct 2014
This report documents the findings of ERO's 2013 evaluation of Teen Parent Units. ERO found that most of the Units were operating well.
Sep 2012
This ERO report is part of a series of reports being published over three years about aspects of the implementation of the National Standards in English-medium schools, with students in Years 1 to 8. The report focuses on schools’ progress with reporting to parents in relation to the National Standards.
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...
Jan 2009
In New Zealand there are many different types of early childhood services. When parents are looking for an early childhood service for their child, they may choose a particular service because of its type. Some services, such as kindergartens and education and care services, are teacher-led and. Others, such as Playcentres and kōhanga reo, are parent-led. The 2009 monographs cover Playcentres,...
Sep 2008
ERO is interested in what happens in the classroom and also in how parents and the community can help in the education of school students. We have therefore evaluated the way schools engage their parents, whānau and community. The result is a collection of three reports on different aspects of Partners in Learning: the findings of the evaluation; examples of good practice; and the voices of...
May 2008
Research evidence shows that effective partnerships between schools and parents, whānau and communities can result in better outcomes for students. The better the relationship and engagement, the more positive the impact on students’ learning. In this evaluation, ‘engagement’ is defined as a meaningful, respectful partnership between schools and their parents, whānau, and communities that...
Feb 2007
This report presents a national evaluation of Teen Parent Units (TPUs). TPUs are education services, usually connected to a secondary school, that provide education for school students who have had to leave mainstream education because they were pregnant or had given birth. "Teenage parents have been identified as a category of secondary students who may experience difficulties accessing...

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