How effectively does this school promote educational success of Māori, as Māori?
From Term 2, 2012 all education reviews of schools and kura will include ERO’s new approach to evaluating educational outcomes for Māori, as Māori.
Māori values and principles will underpin ERO's evaluation of outcomes for Māori children in schools and kura kaupapa Māori. This approach is consistent with ERO's focus on the complementarity of external review and school self review. The goal is for ERO's reviews to help school boards, leaders, staff and whānau to make ongoing and significant improvements in achievement and success of Māori learners.
The Māori Success Complementary Evaluation Framework outlines the evaluative questions and includes investigative prompts for schools and communities to use as part of their self-review process.
Māori enjoying education success as Māori is one of the Government’s priorities for the education sector. The concepts of Māori enjoying educational success as Māori and realising Māori potential are not new. Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success: The Māori Education Strategy 2008-2012 articulates this aspiration for the education sector and in turn all education agencies are looking more closely at how they can contribute.
ERO has reported on Māori achievement for more than 20 years. In that time there have been many programmes, initiatives and resources aimed specifically at improving outcomes for Māori. Yet Māori continue to be over-represented in low levels of academic achievement across the education system.
ERO’s recent work includes the report: Promoting Success for Māori Students: Schools’ Progress, June 2010. ERO’s school reviews have a focus on the transformation of education for Māori, leading to the realising of Māori potential and Māori success.
Māori success and the timing of ERO's reviews
ERO decides its future review timing on specific criteria . ERO regards schools as high performing only when they can demonstrate that Māori learners are actively engaged in their learning and are progressing very well and succeeding as Māori.
Tukuna te paehiranga kia topa! - Let excellence soar!