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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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 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...
Topics: Evaluation, Pedagogy, Schools, Leadership, Policy, Pacific People, Culture, Language, Race & Ethnicity
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...
Topics: Evaluation, International Research, Monitoring, Pedagogy, Primary Education, Teachers, Schools, Secondary Education, Policy
In 2010 New Zealand participated in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes.The purpose of the review was to explore how systems of evaluation and assessment can be used to improve outcomes in primary and secondary schooling.
This Ministry of Education commissioned ERO report looks at a representative sample of Resource Teacher Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) clusters and evaluates the effectiveness of their governance and management of the RTLB resource in their cluster. RTLB work as itinerant teachers in clusters of schools. They support students with learning and behaviour difficulties and build teacher capability in...
Topics: Evaluation, Monitoring, Pedagogy, Literacy & Numeracy, Schools, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy
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...
Topics: Evaluation, Pedagogy, Primary Education, Teachers, Schools, Secondary Education, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy
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...
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...
Topics: Evaluation, Voluntary & Community, Schools, Natural Disasters, Leadership, Policy, Disease, Healthcare, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged
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...
School Staffing Improvements: Evaluation of the impact of additional teaching staff provided through the School Staffing Review
This evaluation was carried out by the Education Review Office under contract to the Ministry of Education in 2004.The School Staffing Review Group reported to the Government in February 2001. The recommendations of the Review Group targeted two key goals: to improve the capacity of schools to deliver quality education; and to alleviate problems associated with teacher workload. The Government...
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