Appendix 1: Schools in this evaluation

Twenty-three of these schools underwent an education review in Term 1, 2014. Due to the lower number of secondary schools having an education review in Term 1, an additional 50 secondary schools were invited to participate in the evaluation. Five of the schools declined to participate, and were not replaced.

The type, location and roll size of the 68 schools involved in this evaluation are shown in Tables 1 to 3 below. The sample is representative of national figures for the location of schools. It is not representative of the national picture for types of school with students in Years 9 to 15, or in roll size.1 The sample includes a smaller proportion of small and very small schools (and a larger proportion of medium, large and very large schools) compared to the national proportions. Composite (Years 1 to 15) and Special Schools were underrepresented in the sample, and Secondary (Years 9 to15) schools were overrepresented.

Table 1: School type

School type

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of secondary schools2

Composite (Years 1-15)

4

6

20

Secondary (Years 7-15)

18

26

22

Secondary (Years 9-15)

45

66

50

Special School

1

2

8

Total

68

100

100

Table 2: Location of schools

Locality and population size

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of secondary schools

Main urban (30,000 )

39

57

61

Secondary urban

(10,000- 29,999)

8

12

8

Minor urban (1000-9999)

14

21

19

Rural (1-999)

7

10

12

Total

68

100

100

Table 3: Roll size

Roll size group (number of students)

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of secondary schools

Very small (1-100)

3

4

10

Small (101-400)

13

19

31

Medium (401-800)

23

34

28

Large (801-1500)

21

31

22

Very Large (1501 )

8

12

9

Total

68

100

100