Education Review Office Te Tari Arotake Matauranga

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ERO reviews schools and early childhood education services, and publishes national reports on current education practice.

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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.
May 2014
This report presents examples of good practice in student engagement and achievement. The examples come from a sample of secondary schools, rated decile 5 or below with rolls of 200 students or more, who had better outcomes for students than other similar schools. ERO visited seven of these schools to find out the secret to their success.
Jul 2012
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:...
Feb 2011
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...
Feb 2011
Whakataka te hau ki te uru, Whakataka te hau ki te tonga. Kia mākinakina ki uta, Kia mātaratara ki tai. E hī ake ana te atākurahe tio, he huka, he hauhunga. Haumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e!   This national report focuses on the relevance and usefulness of governance training provided for boards of trustees and whānau in kura, and the extent to which this training...
Sep 2009
Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) work as itinerant teachers in clusters of schools. The RTLB service is governed and managed in these clusters. The Government allocates approximately $73 million per annum to fund the RTLB service to support students with learning and behaviour difficulties, and to build teacher capability in working with diverse groups of students. The...
Aug 2009
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. Schools are expected to be preparing for the implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum by February 2010. As part of its regular reviews from Term 3, 2008 until the end of 2009, ERO is evaluating and reporting on schools’ readiness to...
Jan 2009
All schools are expected to be preparing for full implementation of the New Zealand Curriculum by February 2010. As part of its regular reviews from Term 3, 2008 until the end of Term 2, 2009, ERO is investigating schools’ overall readiness to implement this curriculum, including the extent to which each school is considering vision, values, key competencies, learning areas and principles as part...
Jan 2009
This is ERO’s second report about the amended National Administration Guideline 5 (NAG 5) requirements. The first evaluated schools’ readiness to meet the new requirements. It found that almost all of the 173 schools ERO reviewed between 1 February and 31 May 2008 met or were preparing to meet these amendments. Information for this second evaluation was gathered from 199 schools in the course...
Jun 2008
This evaluation report about good practice in supporting and engaging senior secondary students draws on the work of nine New Zealand secondary schools and identifies principles and practice tha are working effectively. The good practice found in these secondary schools reflects the importance of: well led and effective teaching practice; good quality decision making about the organisation and...

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