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  1. ERO shines the light on effective maths teaching and learning in early childhood education

    The early years are an important time for children to begin developing their understanding of mathematics. Effective early maths learning gives kids a good foundation on which to grow and succeed later in their schooling. The Education Review Office’s latest publication, Early mathematics: a guide for improving teaching and learning, showcases great examples of effective maths teaching and learning in early childhood services. “There are many and varied opportunities for our youngest chi...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/ero-shines-the-light-on-effective-maths-teaching-and-learning-in-early-childhood-education-2/

  2. About ERO reviews

    The purpose of an ERO review An ERO review looks at how an early learning service or school reaches positive learning outcomes - knowledge, skills, attitude and habits - for all children and young people. We’re interested in what’s working well and where improvements can be made.Our review process works with an early learning service or school’s own evaluation processes. It also supports a culture of ongoing improvement.View our step by step guide to the review process.Why we make reports...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/how-ero-reviews/information-for-parents/

  3. Introduction

    The evaluation questionsIn 2011 ERO evaluated the literacy and mathematics assessment and planning practices used in schools to support students’ learning at Years 9 and 10. The evaluation sought to answer the question: How effectively do schools use literacy and mathematics achievement information to improve learning for Years 9 and 10 students?Understanding what students know and can do, and making use of it as the basis for classroom and school planning, is fundamental to students’ learni...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/literacy-and-mathematics-in-years-9-and-10-using-achievement-information-to-promote-success/introduction/

  4. National evaluations – what’s new and coming soon….

    Coming soonAs usual we are busily planning and working on a number of evaluations, covering bullying prevention, key competencies, professional learning and development, assessment and digital technology.In the last remaining months of 2018 we will release our next report in our series on teaching strategies that work – Keeping children engaged and achieving through rich curriculum inquiries.Recently releasedEngaging with Te Whāriki (2017)This second evaluation report focuses more specifica...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/ero-insights-november-2018/national-evaluations-whats-new-and-coming-soon/

  5. National evaluations - what's new and coming soon....

    Coming soon...Activity Centres cater for secondary school students (Years 9 - 13) who are at risk of disengaging from mainstream schooling and at risk of low educational, social and vocational outcomes. ERO evaluated all 14 Activity Centres to assess how effective they were in promoting positive outcomes for students. The findings will be published in a report out later this year.Keeping children engaged and achieving through rich curriculum inquiries is the latest in a series of reports by ERO...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/ero-insights-july-2018/national-evaluations-whats-new-and-coming-soon/

  6. Conclusions

    Managers and educators in early childhood services are developing a growing awareness of the importance of self review in the context of their day-to-day practice. The purpose of self review and how it can be implemented are increasingly recognised and understood as a result of professional development and recent Ministry of Education initiatives such as the publication of Nga Arohaehae Whai Hua: Self-review Guidelines for Early Childhood Education in 2006. However, ERO found considerable var...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/implementing-self-review-in-early-childhood-services/conclusions/

  7. Foreword

    The Education Review Office (ERO) first introduced evaluation indicators in 2003, revising them in 2010. This new version reflects a deepening understanding of how schools improve, and the role that evaluation plays in that process. It also reflects a strengthened relationship between ERO’s approaches to evaluation in English-medium and Māori-medium settings. The evaluation indicators and supporting materials will evolve and change over time in the light of new research and evaluation finding...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/school-evaluation-indicators/foreword/

  8. Next steps

    ERO recommends that leaders and teachers in early learning services and schools: use resources such as Effective School Evaluation: how to do and use internal evaluation for improvement4 and those about teaching as inquiry5 to evaluate the extent to which their curriculum strengthens oral language learning and provides evidence of children’s progress and achievement make better use of existing resources, such as Much More Than Words6 and Learning Through Talk7 to promote and support children...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/extending-their-language-expanding-their-world/next-steps/

  9. ERO releases Improvement in Action | Te Ahu Whakamua video resources

    The Education Review Office (ERO) has released a series of online resources showcasing schools that are making a significant difference for their learners.We are calling the collection of videos and publications Improvement in Action | Te Ahu Whakamua and the primary purpose is to illustrate what works to achieve successful outcomes for all children and young people in the education system.The video sequences bring to life the School Evaluation Indicators, released by ERO last year.At the heart...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/ero-releases-improvement-in-action-te-ahu-whakamua-video-resources/

  10. What makes a great school?

    We are often asked about the criteria ERO use to judge a school as great. Typically these are characterised in terms of ERO’s judgements as being on a 4-5 year return cycle. The basis of our judgements are well described within our School Evaluation Indicators framework.The key domains of our framework include: Valued learner outcomes Stewardship Leadership Educationally powerful connections and relationships Responsive curriculum, effective teaching and opportunity to learn Professional capab...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/ero-insights-july-2018/what-makes-a-great-school/

  11. Appendix 1: Reviewing quality in your service

    High quality programmes that contribute to positive outcomes for childrenHow well does our service promote and extend each child’s learning and development through providing a high quality programme?How effective is our: programme planning? assessment? What is the quality of the programme children experience?What expectations do we have about children’s learning and development?How well do we promote positive outcomes for children through acknowledging and supporting: tikanga Māori and te r...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/quality-in-early-childhood-services/appendix-1-reviewing-quality-in-your-service/

  12. Conclusion

    The summary document for Ka Hikitia, (2009), notes that “the system must fit the student rather than the student fitting the system. Such an approach requires students, educators, families, whānau, iwi, communities and government to work together in partnership and learn from each other”.This evaluation highlights the need for managers and educators in early childhood services to think about what this means for their work with Māori children and their whānau. While some services are highl...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/success-for-maori-children-in-early-childhood-services/conclusion/

  13. Improving quality in early childhood services

    ERO’s recent national evaluation reports highlight good practice and make recommendations in areas that services need to work on to improve quality. This is particularly in relation to assessment practice, self review and working with Māori children and their whānau. In The Quality of Assessment in Early Childhood Education, ERO found that assessment practice in the sector was of variable quality. Good quality assessment was associated with: services having processes and support structures...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/quality-in-early-childhood-services/improving-quality-in-early-childhood-services/

  14. ERO report finds room for improvement in teen parent units

    The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga has today released its evaluation on Teen Parent Units, which looks at the quality of education provided and the extent to which positive student outcomes were achieved.Teen Parent Units (TPU) are educational units specifically set up to cater to the needs of pregnant teenagers or teen parents, to enable them to continue their secondary schooling with additional support. TPUs are governed by and usually situated within a mainstream second...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/ero-report-finds-room-for-improvement-in-teen-parent-units/

  15. National evaluations - what's out now and coming soon...

    In early learning services we continue our series of evaluations focused on the implementation of Te Whāriki (2017).  The first evaluation in the series explores what support leaders and kaiako have accessed; what the perceived barriers or challenges are to implementation; and what further support leaders and kaiako need in order to implement Te Whāriki (2017). This focus is continuing in Term 1, 2018. In Term 2 we will be looking at how services are preparing to implement Te Whāriki...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/ero-insights-term-1/national-evaluations-whats/

  16. Senior Education Evaluator – based in ERO's National Office, Wellington

    We are looking for an experienced senior evaluator to work within our Evaluation and Policy team, leading and carrying out evaluations, analysis and research, contributing to a programme of policy services and national evaluation projects.Evaluation and Policy is responsible to the Deputy Chief Executive - Evaluation and Policy for the delivery of a programme of national evaluations, contractual evaluations, publications and policy advice, either publicly reported or used as part of ERO’s cont...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/working-for-ero/senior-education-evaluator-based-in-eros-national-office-wellington/

  17. About ERO

    IntroductionThe Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services.ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.The Chief Review Officer formally designates individual review officers to carry out reviews in schools and early childhood centres. The functions and powers of...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/about-ero/

  18. Introduction

    Achievement in New Zealand schoolsMany New Zealand students achieve well at school. International assessments such as PISA, TIMMS and PIRLS reflect the high levels of achievement by some New Zealand students.[3] Conversely, these international comparisons also show high levels of disparity between our highest and lowest achievers. While many Māori, Pacific and students from low socio-economic backgrounds are among those who achieve well, there are high numbers who are not.New Zealand’s educat...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/raising-achievement-in-secondary-schools/introduction/