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TEC is responsible for funding tertiary education in New Zealand, assisting our people to reach their full potential and contributing to the social and economic well-being of the country.

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Completed
2013
This annotated bibliography highlights the findings from research into adult LLN skills since 2006. The literature has been taken from New Zealand and countries that face similar LLN issues to New Zealand. These include the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and the USA. This body of literature has thus been drawn on to inform New Zealand’s approach to date, and will continue to shape our thinking on...
Completed
30 Jun 2014
This report presents analysis of the empirical relationship between four measures of literacy and numeracy in use in New Zealand. The first of these are the proficiency levels used in the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) survey. The second measure is the Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (learning progressions) as measured by the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment...
Commissioned
30 Jun 2014
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) commissioned Maths Technology to investigate and update the alignment between key measures in literacy and numeracy used in secondary and tertiary education. The research was commissioned to assist educators to understand how a learner's competencies assessed through one measurement process align to those in other measurement processes. The literacy...
Commissioned
13 Aug 2014
Pathways Awarua is a New Zealand learning programme available online to support adult literacy and numeracy skill development. It comprises a series of reading, writing and numeracy modules based on competencies set out by the Learning Progressions. This report evaluates Pathways Awarua by drawing on data gathered from surveys and practice sites.
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
2012
The TEC commissioned this literature review and the development of draft indicators resulting from the literature to inform and guide an understanding of what TEOs can be doing to raise performance for Māori learners. The project was governed, managed and contributed to by the Principal Advisor and Senior Advisor, Māori, the TEC Tertiary Education Strategy Priorities, and by the Principal...
Completed
Oct 2014
Purpose of this document The overarching purpose of this document is to describe the methodology for calculating the EPIs and the participation indicator. This document sets out the current business methodology for calculating the EPIs and the participation indicator. The detailed business methodologies are subject to change. The changes between this version and the previous version are...
Completed
Jan 2018
This document describes the methodology for calculating educational performance indicators (EPIs) for Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, Private Training Establishments, Universities and Wānanga. It replaces the following EPI methodology documents: a. Educational Performance Indicators: Definitions and Methodology – Measuring Student Achievement for Tertiary Education Organisations -...

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