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In 2014 and 2015 New Zealand took part in two large international studies – the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). TIMSS focuses on the maths and science achievement of Year 5 and Year 9 students. PISA focuses on the reading, maths, and science...
In late 2015, the Cabinet Social Policy Committee asked ERO to assess ‘the current status of food, nutrition and physical activity in schools and early childhood services’ and to report on Health Promoting Schools that were included in the sample. We visited 202 early learning services, 46 primary schools and 29 secondary schools in the...
Topics: International Research, Research, Early Childhood Education, Education & Training, Primary Education, Teachers, Secondary Education
This report "How does New Zealand's education system compare?" draws on the New Zealand results in OECD's Education at a Glance 2016 and summarises the characteristics and performance of New Zealand's education system in an international context. This year's report relates to education in the 2014 or 2015 academic...
This report is designed to provide a picture that will help school leaders and other sector representatives to understand patterns of attendance in New Zealand schools, and how these can effect achievement.
Topics: Research, Primary Education, Literacy & Numeracy, Social Science for Schools, Special Education
In 2014, the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) assessed student achievement at Year 4 and Year 8 in two areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) – English: reading and social studies. The below reports provide the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) 2014 outcomes for social studies and...
Topics: Research, Human Rights & Civil Liberties, Law & Justice, Employment & Labour, Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Tertiary Education, Healthcare, Pregnancy, Women, Discrimination, Gender
Minister for Women Louise Upston has submitted the Government’s latest report to the United Nations on New Zealand’s efforts to eliminate discrimination against women. New Zealand is required to periodically report on the country’s performance under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)....
Topics: Research, Early Childhood Education, Education & Training, Primary Education, Impact on Education, Secondary Education, Tertiary Education, Te Āo Māori, Māori, Culture, Language
The Māori Education Strategy: Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013-2017 is an updated strategy building on the changes of The Māori Education Strategy: Ka Hikitia - Managing For Success 2008-2012' (which set the direction for improving how the education system performs for Māori students). This renewed strategy aims to change how...
In 2015,ERO investigated target setting in both primary and secondary schools. We focused on the extent to which targeted actions of schools supported accelerated progress for students at risk of not achieving.
Topics: International Research, Research, Social Impact, Education & Training, Primary Education, Teachers, Schools, Secondary Education, Tertiary Education
This report "How does New Zealand's education system compare?" draws on the New Zealand results in OECD's Education at a Glance 2015 and summarises the characteristics and performance of New Zealand's education system in an international context. This year's report relates to education in the 2013 or 2014 academic...
Topics: Evaluation, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Pedagogy, Primary Education, Teachers, E-Learning, Information & Communications Technology
This report outlines findings from an evaluation of the first year of a pilot initiative called the Manaiakalani Digital Teaching Academy (hereafter MDTA). The Manaiakalani Education Trust and the schools within its network are described in Section 2 to provide a context for the initiative and the evaluation. The MDTA pilot was conceived...
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