Appendix Three: Characteristics of schools and whakrekura in this evaluation

Data for this evaluation was gathered from 49 schools and wharekura. These schools were selected from 438 schools receiving the Guidance Staffing Entitlement in 2012.

Table 1 shows the types of schools in this sample.

Table 1: School types

School type

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage[60]

Years 1 to 13 composite

9

19

26

Years 7 to 13 secondary

6

12

22

Years 9 to 13 secondary

34

69

52

Total

49

100

100

The sample for this evaluation (for school type) is not representative of national figures and the differences are statistically significant.[61] Composite schools are over-represented and Years 7 to 13 secondary schools are under-represented. All five wharekura in this sample were composite schools.

Table 2 shows the decile groups of schools in this sample.

Table 2: School decile group

Decile group

Number

Percentage of sample

National

percentage

Low

14

29

34

Medium

23

47

42

High

12

24

24

Total

49

100

100

The sample for this evaluation (by decile group) is representative of national figures.

Table 3 shows how many schools in this sample were state or state integrated.

Table 3: State or state integrated (authority)

State or state integrated

Number

Percentage of sample

National

percentage

State

39

80

79

State integrated

10

20

21

Total

49

100

100

The sample for this evaluation (by authority) is representative of national figures.

Table 4 shows the geographical location of schools in this sample.

Table 4: Geographical location

Geographical location

Number

Percentage of sample

National

percentage

Auckland region

9

19

20

Bay of Plenty region

4

8

8

Canterbury/West Coast region

6

13

13

Gisborne region

2

4

3

Hawke’s Bay region

1

2

5

Manawatu-Wanganui region

2

4

6

Nelson/Marlborough/Tasman region

2

4

3

Northland region

4

8

8

Otago region

2

4

6

Southland region

1

2

3

Taranaki region

2

4

3

Waikato region

7

14

12

Wellington region

7

14

10

Total

49

100

100

The sample for this evaluation (by geographical location) is representative of national figures.

Table 5 shows the roll size of schools in this sample.

Table 5: School roll size

Roll size

Number

Percentage of sample

National

percentage

Very small (1-100)

0

0

8

Small (101-400)

13

26

33

Medium (401-800)

16

33

27

Large (801-1500)

15

31

23

Very large (1500 )

5

10

9

Total

49

100

100

The sample for this evaluation (by roll size) is not representative of national figures and the differences are statistically significant. Very small schools are under-represented. Half of these schools were wharekura and ERO does not have a memorandum of understanding to undertake national evaluations in wharekura. Three of these schools were new schools resulting from mergers.