ERO carries out several different types of reviews and evaluations - education reviews, homeschool reviews, cluster reviews of education institutions and services, contract evaluations and national evaluations on education topics.
Education reviews are reports to boards of trustees, managers of early childhood education services and the Government on the quality of education provided for children and students in individual centres and schools.
Schools and early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self review processes and use of its assessment information. ERO's reports on individual schools and early childhood services are freely available to the public. They are on this website, and you can ask for a hard copy from the individual school or early childhood service or from any ERO office.
ERO reviews the programmes for students exempted from enrolment at a registered school when requested by the Minister or Ministry of Education.
From time to time ERO undertakes reviews of education which look at groups or areas with common features. These have included reports on the performance of schools in a defined geographical area, and of particular populations of students such as boys.
Contract evaluation services
ERO undertakes specific contracts with Crown agencies, such as the Ministry of Education.
ERO publishes national reports on specific education topics using evidence from its reviews. These are available under National Reports on this website.
Ko te tamaiti te pūtake o te kaupapa
The child - the heart of the matter