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Nov 2007
Participation in tertiary education is a natural progression for many school leavers, whether it is to study for a degree at university or to undertake training as part of a Modern Apprenticeship. Given the benefits to society and individuals of tertiary education and the greater success of students who engage in tertiary...

Sep 2011
These reports outline trends in teacher numbers, teacher loss rates and reasons for teacher losses. They are produced annually by the Demographic & Statistical Analysis Unit to assist in the Ministry's monitoring of teacher supply and give an indication of the stability of the teacher workforce and the state of...

Mar 2013
This report considers the question: 'How many students leave school with the pre-requisites that enable them to study engineering?'  In addition it investigates the likelihood of these students going on to study engineering in their first year of study at university. It also considers the transition of students to...

Apr 2008
Completing a tertiary qualification is beneficial to both the individual and society. Students who come to tertiary education directly from school have higher completion rates, lower attrition rates and are more likely to go onto higher levels of study than other cohorts of students. The purpose of this document is to report on...

Jul 2008
These reports provide analysis of stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions, expulsions, and early leaving exemptions for students enrolled in state or state-integrated schools. These reports are based on the Ministry's Stand-down and Suspension database, which was developed in July 1999, after the...

Sep 2006
The Ministry of Education commissioned a consultation exercise with principals, education sector representatives and with students who have left school before turning 16 to identify the key barriers and incentives around student retention in New Zealand.

Dec 2008
This report presents a picture of New Zealand’s education system with indicators on participation, achievement, effective teaching, labour market outcomes and resourcing across the early childhood, schooling and tertiary sectors. This report has been superseded by the Education Sector Indicators.

This report explores the health issues and contexts of New Zealand secondary school students who use substances at very high levels. Young people who use substances more than their peers are likely to have high rates of absenteeism from school and may be early school leavers. The Ministry of Health aims to...

Nov 2014
What is PISA? The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international study that assesses and compares how well countries are preparing their 15-year-old students to meet real-life opportunities and challenges. This study is an...

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