Publications: Effective practice reports

In this section you'll find ERO's evaluation indicators and frameworks, national evaluations, effective practice reports, resources and guides, corporate publications and guides for parents. Use the search box at the top right or the filters below to find what you're looking for. 

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  1. Wellbeing for success: effective practice

    In 2014, the Education Review Office (ERO) undertook an evaluation of the extent to which schools were promoting and responding to student wellbeing in primary and secondary schools. This 2016 effective practice report provides further detail about practices in selected schools that promote wellbeing for all students, and describes how...

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/wellbeing-for-success-effective-practice/

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  2. Accelerating student achievement: a resource for schools

    This resource can be used with the School Evaluation Indicators. It brings together findings from ERO’s recent national reports to outline what works to accelerate progress for Māori students at-risk of underachieving in primary schools. We share approaches schools have taken where progress was accelerated and schools were able to extend...

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/accelerating-student-achievement-a-resource-for-schools-december-2015/

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  3. Stories of Resilience and Innovation in Schools and Early Childhood Services Canterbury Earthquakes 2010-2012

    This national report gives an insight into what Canterbury schools and early childhood services experienced during and after the earthquakes. It tells their stories and gives good advice about emergency planning for others in the education sector.

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/stories-of-resilience-and-innovation-in-schools-and-early-childhood-services-canterbury-earthquakes-2010-2012/

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  4. Quality in Early Childhood Services

    Early childhood education has been an important focus for the Education Review Office for over 20 years. This report uses findings from ERO's national evaluations of early childhood education and individual services' education reviews to highlight the factors that contribute to high quality early childhood education and care, as well...

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/quality-in-early-childhood-services/

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  5. Success for Māori Children in Early Childhood Services: Good Practice

    This report complements the national evaluation report, Success for Māori Children in Early Childhood Services, March 2010. It presents examples of good practice from nine early childhood services, identified during their ERO reviews, which had practices that were working for Māori children and their parents and whānau.

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/success-for-maori-children-in-early-childhood-services-good-practice/

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  6. Boys' Education: Good Practice in Secondary Schools

    This Education Review Office report provides schools and policy makers with examples of how 10 New Zealand secondary schools successfuly support boys' education. The schools in this study were selected on the basis of their good overall levels of student achievement, previous positive ERO reports and their well-developed pastoral care...

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/boys-education-good-practice-in-secondary-schools/

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  7. The Collection and Use of Assessment Information: Good Practice in Primary Schools

    ERO evaluated the collection and use of assessment information in schools in 2006. The evaluation concluded that more work can be done to improve assessment practice in schools. This report builds on this finding by giving examples of good practice in the collection and use of assessment information in primary schools.

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/the-collection-and-use-of-assessment-information-good-practice-in-primary-schools/

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