Appendix 1: Sample of schools

The type, location, rolls and decile range of the 193 schools involved in this evaluation are shown in Tables 1 to 4 below. Tables 1 and 2 show that school type and location was representative of national figures.

Table 1: School type

School type

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools[22]

Full primary (Years 1-8)

93

48

48

Contributing (Years 1-6)

66

34

34

Intermediate and middle schools (Years7-10)

11

6

6

Composite (Years 1-10 and Years 1-15)

7

4

7

Secondary (Years 7-15)

16

8

5

Total

193

100

100

Table 2: Location of schools[23]

School location

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Main urban (>30,000)

99

51

52

Secondary urban (10,000-30,000)

14

7

6

Minor urban (<10,000)

15

8

11

Rural

65

34

31

Total

193

100

100

Table 3: Roll size[24]

Roll size

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Very small

18

9

9

Small

48

25

20

Medium

69

36

46

Large

37

19

17

Very large

21

11

8

Total

193

100

100

Table 3 shows the roll sizes of the sample schools were, statistically, significantly different[25] to the national figures. The medium schools are under-represented and small and very large schools over-represented in this sample.

Table 4: School decile[26]

School decile

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools

Low decile (1-3)

39

20

30

Mid decile(4-7)

82

43

38

High decile (8-10)

72

37

31

Total

193

100

100

Table 4 shows the decile ratings of the sample schools were, statistically, significantly different to the national figures. The sample was over-represented by high decile schools and under represented by low decile schools.