The achievement of Māori students
In order to focus on improvement, schools need to gather good information about Māori student achievement and progress. School leaders should ask themselves:
- How well are Māori students achieving in our school and what is the evidence for this?
- How well are Māori students achieving against national expectations (including standards, norms and benchmarks)?
- How are Māori students achieving and progressing compared to other groups in the school and nationally?
- How robust is the school’s information used to make judgements?
- To what extent are Māori students purposefully engaged in learning and the wider life of the school?
Schools should use a range of achievement information to answer these questions. Analysis and review of such information enables schools to make more effective decisions on what their next steps should be to promote success for Māori students.