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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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....
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.
This evaluation looked at how effectively schools provide for the needs of their international students. The findings showed that the majority of schools reviewed were effective in their overall approach, but only three-quarters were able to show that their international students were progressing or achieving very well or well. The report makes recommendations for schools and the Ministry of...
Topics: Evaluation, Kaupapa Māori, Community Education, Pedagogy, Special Character Schools, Schools, Kaupapa, Te Āo Māori, Tikanga
Māori teachers often undertake additional formal and informal responsibilities beyond their immediate teaching work. This includes the support of Māori students and assistance with the cultural life of the school. Ako Panuku is a programme funded by the Ministry of Education (the Ministry) for Māori secondary/kura teachers, and implemented by Haemata Ltd. It "supports and builds on the expertise...
This report is a synthesis of findings from a wide range of evaluations carried out over recent years by the Education Review Office (ERO). As well as undertaking education reviews of schools and early childhood services, ERO produces system-wide evaluative information on significant educational issues, and publishes national evaluation reports on education sector performance and good practice...
Topics: Evaluation, Pedagogy, Literacy & Numeracy, Schools, Secondary Education, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged
Years 9 and 10 are vital years in students’ schooling. It is in these years that students build on and consolidate their learning from the primary school years, and lay the foundation for their future success in the senior secondary school, and their postsecondary lives. In this report ERO evaluates how effectively schools use literacy and mathematics achievement information to improve learning...
The New Zealand Curriculum describes teaching as inquiry as a process that involves educators investigating the impact of their decisions and practice on students. In early 2010, the Ministry of Education asked the Education Review Office (ERO) to conduct an initial evaluation,2 and a follow-up evaluation one year later using the same methodology. The evaluations were to capture, at points in...
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 is the first in a series of national reports that ERO will publish over the next two years about Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori. From February 2011 Māori-medium kura and settings, including immersion and bilingual classes in mainstream schools, have been required to implement Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and use Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori. This report focuses...
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...
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