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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Jul 2015
This report highlights the crucial role of leaders in Pacific early childhood services to manage changes that improve learning outcomes for Pacific children. Other leaders may find this report useful when considering improvement-focused changes in their centres. ERO evaluated eight Pacific services with good leadership practices that offered an education curriculum in a Pacific language, were...
This report looks at how well New Zealand early childhood services and schools are supporting transitions to school and highlights what's important and examples of good practice.
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 2013
This report follows on from ERO’s 2012 report on careers education, Careers Information, Advice, Guidance and Education (CIAGE) in Secondary Schools. This second report investigates how well 74 secondary schools have prepared their students for future opportunities in education, training and employment.
May 2012
The vision in the New Zealand Government’s Pasifika Education Plan 2009 – 2012 is that "the education system must work for Pasifika so they gain the knowledge and skills necessary to do well for themselves, their communities, Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific region and the world."  As part of a young, diverse and growing population, Pacific students’ progress, engagement and achievement...
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...
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 2008
ERO evaluated the quality of pandemic planning in 230 schools (nearly a tenth of all state schools in New Zealand) during Terms 2 and 3, 2007. Information for this evaluation was collected in the course of the schools' regular education reviews. ERO investigated how prepared schools were for a potential influenza pandemic, and identified specific actions schols have taken to prepare for a...

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