ERO evaluated the quality of assessment in all services where ERO carried out an education review in Term 3 and Term 4, 2006. The types of services and the locality are shown in Tables 3 and 4 below.
|Service type||Number||Percentage of sample||National percentage |
|Education and Care Services||239||61||64|
Table 3 shows that kindergartens were slightly over-represented in the sample. Playcentres and education and care services were slightly under-represented, in comparison to national figures. However, the differences between the sample and national figures were not statistically significant. 
|Locality||Number||Percentage of sample||National percentage|
Table 4 shows that the numbers of urban and rural services in the sample were representative of national figures.
Data collected by ERO during on-site evaluationsFor each service, ERO considered information from a variety of sources including:
During the review, ERO also had discussions with:
For this evaluation, ERO also considered information from the following sources gathered during the on-site part of the education review: