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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Alternative Education (AE) is an initiative for students aged 13 to 16 who have become alienated from mainstream education. Many of the students placed in Alternative Education have been long term truants or have been suspended from one or more schools. AE is provided through school-based and off-site courses. Schools receive funding from the Ministry of Education to develop or purchase these...
Working with the National Standards: Raising Student Achievement in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
6 Mar 2011
This is the latest report in the series of ERO's national evaluation reports about the implementation of the National Standards in English-medium schools with students in Years 1 to 8.The evaluation involved 237 schools reviewed by ERO in Terms 3 and 4, 2010. The report indicates that schools are still at varying stages of working with the National Standards.
5 Mar 2011
Topics: Evaluation, Community Education, Education & Training, Pedagogy, Schools, Secondary Education, Special Education, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Pregnancy, Teen Pregnancy
This evaluation reports on the quality of education in the 18 Teen Parent Units (TPUs) that ERO reviewed in Term 2, 2010. The reviews focused on student achievement, teaching and learning, governance and management, and health and safety. Self review and use of analysed data were also investigated. TPUs provide education for teenage students who are pregnant, or are parents, in an environment...
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...
ERO evaluated literacy teaching and learning in early childhood services in Term 4, 2009 and Term 1, 2010.
Ngā Whakangungu Kāwanatanga mā ngā Poari Whakahaere me ngā Whānau i roto i ngā Kura - Governance Training for Boards of Trustees and Whānau in Kura
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...
The evaluation looked at four aspects of international education (schools' self review, pastoral care, quality of education and social integration) and concluded that most schools were highly effective or generally effective in all four aspects.
Topics: Evaluation, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Sport & Extramural Education, Sport & Recreation
KiwiSport is a government initiative established in 2009 to increase opportunities for school-aged children to participate in organised sport. This report presents the findings of a questionnaire ERO gave to schools about the impact of KiwiSport funding.
This report discusses the areas of strength, and areas for development that ERO found. It also describes the practices of specific service types - Playcentres, kindergartens and education and care services - in supporting children’s social competence, and understanding of appropriate behaviour,
In August, 2010 the Education Review Office (ERO) published the first of a series of evaluation reports to be published over the next three years about the implementation of the National Standards in schools with students in Years 1 to 8. ERO is currently collecting information to be published in the second national evaluation report early in 2011. This interim report is based on information...
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