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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...
Topics: Research, Impact on Education, Secondary Education, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life
Students’ educational outcomes can be affected by a range of factors from inside and outside of the school grounds. For example, students who are motivated to succeed have high expectations for the future, and those who have a strong sense of belonging at school tend to have better academic outcomes. It is therefore vitally important...
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.
This report analyses the field of study of domestic students/learners in the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2011 and 2015 for below bachelors degree level and between 2008 and 2015 for bachelors level or higher.
This report focuses on the effectiveness of fees-free places and secondary-tertiary programmes in keeping young people in education, assisting them to attain NCEA Level 2 or equivalent and promoting higher level study in tertiary education. It also includes information on employment and other destinations. It covers the period from 2010...
Topics: Research, Employment & Labour, Schools, Secondary Education, Special Education, Tertiary Education
This report provides a snapshot of the trends in New Zealand’s international education industry across 2015. It brings together data from a number of sources to present the current trends in international student enrolments compared to 2014. Trends are examined by sector, and provide further detail on the numbers of students, fields of...
28 Jun 2016
In 2014-15, more than half (57%) of all 15 to 17-year-olds consumed alcohol in the past year (Ministry of Health, 2015). Alcohol consumption in people under the age of 18 years is associated with an increased risk of accidents, injuries, and risky and anti-social behaviours, compared with older drinkers (National Health and Medical...
Topics: Research, Employment & Labour, Education & Training, Schools, Secondary Education, Tertiary Education
Profile & Trends is a primary information resource on New Zealand’s tertiary education system covering participation, achievement, resourcing, capability, research and much more. In addition to the analysis of sector trends and performance, the report contains a number of short articles on topics of interest to the sector’s...
Topics: Research, Employment & Labour, Education & Training, Impact on Education, Secondary Education, Youth
This study explores the education and employment experiences of young people born in 1991. The main purpose of the study is to explore the kinds of employment and labour market measures that can be derived from data in Statistics New Zealand Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) and how these vary across groups of young people with...
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