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New Zealand Council for Educational Research: NZCER

NZCER is Aotearoa New Zealand’s independent, statutory education research and development organisation established in 1934. The NZCER Act 1972 requires the organisation to carry out and disseminate education research and provide information and advice.  We conduct research and evaluation work with a range of public and private sector clients. We also produce research-based products such as tests, journals, books and services such as online testing, surveys, test marking and analysis.

Our revenue comes from a  government grant, from contestable research contracts and from sales of our products and services. The government grant, which amounts to about 15 percent of our total income, enables us to build a coherent, future-focused research programme that complements and enhances our contract work. We bid for work that aligns with our areas of expertise and that we believe will inform and support learning and the work of teachers.

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Completed
2014
This study investigates the behaviours, attitudes and experiences of New Zealand secondary students with money and financial products and the range of financial literacy teaching/programmes being taught in New Zealand secondary schools. It also explores barriers to the implementation of financial literacy teaching. The recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Financial...
Completed
2014
This report presents the main findings from the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools, conducted in July and August 2013. It reports on the views of principals, teachers, boards of trustees and parents. It covers many aspects of school experience, including school resources, school interactions with government agencies, the New Zealand Curriculum in schools, National...
Completed
Sep 2013
When children transition from early intervention to school-age specialist services, Ministry of Education (Ministry) staff play a critical role in ensuring an effective transition—both across services and across learning contexts. Guidelines, specialist standards and locally developed protocols provide a framework for the transition process. In 2012 the Ministry released a Request for...
Completed
Jun 2013
This series e-Learning in science reports is part of a wider project  'Science in the New Zealand Curriculum'. This series is written for the Ministry Education by The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) in collaboration with Learning Media and The University of Waikato. This strand explores three different aspects of e-learning in the...
Completed
2013
This paper makes the case for deep and radical change to New Zealand's approach to science education. It discusses the implications of recent science education research and policy work, and argues New Zealand still has a long way to go to developing a future-oriented science education system.  It explores what needs to change and contains suggestions for some first steps.  “...
Completed
2013
This report documents views and experiences of NCEA from NZCER's 2012 National Survey of Secondary Schools. Responses from teachers (1266) and principals (177) predominate, but the report also reflects the responses from parents (1477) and trustees (289). Full details of the sample are in the overview report, Secondary schools in 2012. This report shows support for NCEA has remained high among...
Completed
2013
This report is one in a series written for the Ministry of Education in the Curriculum support for science strand of a wider project called Science in the Curriculum. It describes two case studies in which teachers were asked to think about their purposes for teaching science and the outcomes they hoped their students would achieve. The case study teachers in two secondary schools worked with a...
Completed
2013
This report contains the main findings from NZCER's 2012 national survey of secondary schools. The survey draws on responses from more than half the country’s secondary school principals and from hundreds of teachers, parents and members of boards of trustees and was carried out in July and August 2012. It is part of a national survey series conducted by NZCER since 1989 to track issues and...
Completed
2013
This research aimed to generate evidence-based recommendations for strengthening partnerships between schools and the science community to support students’ science learning and engagement.  It was underpinned by a future-oriented perspective, framed by larger questions about the purpose of science education in the context of a rapidly changing 21st-century world. The report digs beneath...
Completed
2013
This recent working paper focuses on how Pākehā have become involved in Māori-determined and controlled educational research, and what issues inhibit and facilitate their work. You can find out more by watching the video clip, in which researcher Alex Hotere-Barnes talks to Sarah Boyd about the project.  The research offers critical insights that aim to counter 'Pākehā paralysis...

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