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Research projects

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Commissioned
Aug 2016
This report examines the extent to which Workplace LN funding contributed to outcomes for individuals and their workplaces, based on analysis of quantitative and qualitative data supplied by 30 employers in their final fund reports to the TEC. The reports came from 35 employer-led programmes that ran between 2013-2015.
Commissioned
Aug 2015
This research reports on where programmes funded through the Workplace Literacy programme were being delivered in 2014 and provides information about good practice in workplace literacy programmes.
Completed
Mar 2015
This summer study of young people in Youth Guarantee fees-free courses in 2014 examines the barriers to progressing on to higher levels of study, training or employment. The report found that tertiary providers could do more to encourage pathways and support learners into further training, education or work.
Completed
Feb 2015
This report describes how tertiary education organisations (TEOs) and industry training organisations (ITOs) are using results from the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool (Assessment Tool) to inform their teaching and learning practices, and the extent to which this information contributes to educational outcomes for their learners. The information in this report supplements the...
Completed
2015
Four research reports are summarised here. They cover: the use of Pathways Awarua how industry training organisations embed literacy and numeracy tools to help tertiary education organisations better use evidence to set literacy and numeracy benchmarks the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool’s contribution to educational outcomes.
Completed
2015
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has commissioned research to help us build our evidence base about success for Māori learner achievement, connections and contributions. We contribute to building our knowledge and experience of what works for Māori learners. This summary highlights findings from five research studies to assist education organisations to ensure that Māori...
Completed
2015
Four research reports are summarised here. The research includes: the implications of more younger learners in tertiary education what factors contribute to achievement by NEETS (those not in employment, education, or training) learners in Youth Guarantee what barriers may affect progression for Youth Guarantee learners the use of Pathways Awarua in Trades Academies.
Completed
2015
The two research studies below explore how to increase Pasifika participation in high-growth and high-demand industries, and professional development needs to improve Pasifika learner outcomes. These two reports complement the TEC’s ‘Doing Better for Pasifika’, which identifies good practice on what works best to improve Pasifika learner outcomes in tertiary education. Copies of ‘Doing better...
Completed
Dec 2014
This project investigated the implementation and impact of Pathways Awarua and the Assessment Tool within the context of trades academies. The work informs both how to most effectively use Pathways Awarua in trades academies, and the future development of Pathways Awarua content. As a secondary purpose it examines the use of the Youth Option within the Assessment Tool as a mechanism for measuring...
Commissioned
Dec 2014
This report highlights key areas where educators most need professional development support to deliver effective teaching and better outcomes for Māori and Pasifika learners. The report findings will also inform and support the TEC's work on improving Māori and Pasifika learner outcomes. 

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