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

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Jun 2012
This report is part of a series of national evaluation reports ERO is publishing over three years about the implementation of the National Standards in English-medium schools with students in Years 1 to 8. The eight schools selected for this good practice report were reviewed during Terms 1 to 3, 2011 and were among those considered to be working well with the National Standards. ERO revisited...
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...
May 2012
ERO’s 2010 report, Science in Years 5 to 8: Capable and Competent Teaching, identified models of good practice in 13 selected schools and also found that most schools faced some challenges in developing high quality science programmes. The report stated its intention to undertake a large scale national evaluation of science education to provide a more detailed picture of the overall quality of...
Feb 2012
In May 2010 ERO’s report Success for Māori Children in Early Childhood Services identified that: One of the biggest challenges for early childhood managers and educators is to understand, review and develop processes that enable them to listen, respect and respond to what parents and whānau of Māori children expect of the service. To make such a commitment, early childhood services have to...
Nov 2011
The intent of the evaluation was to gain an insight and understanding of literacy teaching and learning in early childhood education. This report complements the ERO national evaluation report, Literacy in Early Childhood: Teaching and Learning, February 2011. It presents examples of good practice from 13 early childhood services, identified during their ERO reviews, which had high quality...
23 Oct 2011
This evaluation investigates how well schools are using the EOTC Guidelines in their provision of EOTC, how well their EOTC activities complement the curriculum, how well they plan for the safety of EOTC activities, and how well the revised EOTC Guidelines support teaching and safety. This report gives examples of effective EOTC teaching and practices that support safety. The report also...
Aug 2011
This ERO report has been written to help schools develop enterprise learning. Seven case studies present the challenges and benefits of enterprise as authentic teaching and learning. Each of these studies show what students have achieved in different enterprise activities. They discuss what leaders and teachers have done; both those who have been supportive of an enterprise learning approach and...
Jul 2011
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. 
22 May 2011
In November 2007, a revised curriculum was launched for use in New Zealand schools. The New Zealand Curriculum is a statement of official policy related to teaching and learning in English-medium schools in New Zealand. The requirement for schools to implementThe New Zealand Curriculum came into effect on 1 February 2010. In early 2010, the Ministry of Education asked the Education...
May 2011
This cluster evaluation highlights improvements in the overall performance of the six kura kaupapa Māori and 12 English-medium schools on the North Island’s East Coast. The Education Review Office (ERO) first reported on schooling on the East Coast in 1997. That report, Improving Schooling on the East Coast, noted that the quality of education most of the students received was not high enough...

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