Appendix 5: Schools in the evaluation

This evaluation involved 100 schools in which ERO carried out an education review in Term 4, 2013. The types of schools, decile groupings, school localities (urban or rural) and roll sizes of the schools are shown in Tables 1 to 4 below.

The schools sampled were broadly representative of schools nationally, although the resulting sample had proportionately fewer full primary, composite, rural, small and low decile schools.

Table 1: School type

School type

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools 1

Full (Years 1-8)

48

48

53

Contributing (Years 1-6)

49

49

40

Composite (Years 1-15)

1

1

3

Special (Years 1-15)

2

2

2

Total

100

100

100

The school types in this sample are representative of national figures. 2

Table 2 School decile group

Decile group 3

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Low (1-3)

24

24

29

Medium (4-7)

38

38

39

High (8-10)

38

38

31

Total

100

100

100

The decile groups of the schools in this sample are representative of national figures.

Table 3: Locality

Locality 4

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Main urban

>

59

59

49

Secondary urban

6

6

5

Minor urban

8

8

10

Rural

27

27

34

Total

100

100

100

The locality of schools in this sample is representative of national figures.

Table 4: Roll size

Roll size 5

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Very small

5

5

11

Small

24

24

25

Medium

37

37

38

Large

21

21

17

Very large

13

13

6

Total

100

100

100

The roll sizes of schools in this sample are not representative of national figures. Very small schools were under-represented, and very large schools were over-represented. This difference was statistically significant.