Publications: National evaluations

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. Reporting to Parents: National Standards Years 4 to 8

    This ERO report is part of a series of reports being published over three years about aspects of the implementation of the National Standards in English-medium schools, with students in Years 1 to 8. The report focuses on schools’ progress with reporting to parents in relation to the National Standards.

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/reporting-to-parents-national-standards-years-4-to-8/

    cover reporting to parents national standards years 4 to 8
  2. Schools’ Provisions for International Students

    This evaluation looked at how effectively schools provide for the needs of their international students. The findings showed that the majority of schools reviewed were effective in their overall approach, but only three-quarters were able to show that their international students were progressing or achieving very well or well.

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/schools-provisions-for-international-students/

    cover international students September 2012
  3. Evaluation at a Glance: Priority Learners in New Zealand Schools

    This report is the second in our Evaluation at a Glance series. It is a synthesis of material from 15 national evaluations and reports of good practice published in the last four years that, taken together, reveal three key issues facing New Zealand’s education system. 

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/evaluation-at-a-glance-priority-learners-in-new-zealand-schools/

    evaluation glance priority
  4. The New Zealand Curriculum Principles: Foundations for Curriculum Decision-Making

    This is ERO’s second national evaluation report looking at the extent to which the principles of The New Zealand Curriculum are evident in schools’ curricula and enacted in classrooms. The curriculum principles are intended to be the basis of curriculum decision-making at schools. 

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/the-new-zealand-curriculum-principles-foundations-for-curriculum-decision-making/

    curriculum decision making
  5. Literacy and Mathematics in Years 9 and 10: Using Achievement Information to Promote Success

    This evaluation looked at how effectively schools use literacy and mathematics achievement information to improve learning for Years 9 and 10 students. The evaluation found that improvements are needed in most secondary schools’ practice with these students.

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/literacy-and-mathematics-in-years-9-and-10-using-achievement-information-to-promote-success/

    literacy and Mathematics
  6. cover readiness to implement Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
  7. Including Students with Special Needs: School Questionnaire Responses

    This report, Including Students with Special Needs: school questionnaire responses presents the findings from a questionnaire completed by schools reviewed in the first two terms of 2011. It is based on schools’ own views of how well they include children with special needs.

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/including-students-with-special-needs-school-questionnaire-responses/

    cover students special needs questionnaires reponses April 2012
  8. Positive Foundations for Learning: Confident and Competent Children in Early Childhood Services

    This report discusses the areas of strength, and areas for development that ERO found. It also describes the practices of specific service types - Playcentres, kindergartens and education and care services - in supporting children’s social competence, and understanding of appropriate behaviour.

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/positive-foundations-for-learning-confident-and-competent-children-in-early-childhood-services/

    Postive foundations
  9. Education Outside the Classroom: Schools' Use of EOTC Guidelines

    This evaluation investigates how well schools are using the EOTC Guidelines in their provision of EOTC, how well their EOTC activities complement the curriculum, how well they plan for the safety of EOTC activities, and how well the revised EOTC Guidelines support teaching and safety.

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/education-outside-the-classroom-schools-use-of-eotc-guidelines/

    cover education outside the classroom
  10. Directions for Learning: The New Zealand Curriculum Principles, and Teaching as Inquiry

    In November 2007, a revised curriculum was launched for use in New Zealand schools. The New Zealand Curriculum is a statement of official policy related to teaching and learning in English-medium schools in New Zealand. The requirement for schools to implementThe New Zealand Curriculum came into effect on 1 February 2010.

    http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/directions-for-learning-the-new-zealand-curriculum-principles-and-teaching-as-inquiry/

    directions for learning