ERO has a differentiated review process. This means that a kura will have the type of external evaluation of most use for its future direction. There are three types of review for kura: Te Rākeitanga, Expansion Evaluation, carried out every three years or so; Te Pupuketanga, Development Evaluation for kura needing specific help over the following one or two years; or Te Manakotanga, Enrichment Evaluation, where the emphasis will be on how to build on current success.
ERO’s first review in any kura is a Te Rākeitanga. Self review is a focus in all reviews. The way a kura conducts self review and how it explains its processes, conclusions and actions to ERO is a crucial element in every external evaluation.
Figure 1: Self review in kura kaupapa Māori
Figure 1 highlights ERO’s focus areas in evaluating a kura self review and the evaluation plan for ERO’s review.
Figure 2: Process of ERO’s evaluation
Figure 2 outlines the process of ERO’s evaluation. ERO’s review officers are guided by a formal set of standard procedures.