National Evaluation Topics

ERO Education Reviews 

National Evaluation Topics (NETS) are decided from time to time. ERO gathers information on these topics during its reviews of individual schools and early childhood services, for a specified period. Usually, ERO will collate and analyse the information on these topics from individual reviews for a national evaluation report, which will be published on this website.

The topics chosen for national evaluations in Education Reviews need to reflect current issues. We do not make final decisions until a month or so before the beginning of the next school term. Topics are posted on this website. Findings are included in individual review reports.

Some information will be gathered through questionnaires we ask you to fill out before the review. The questionnaires are on ERO’s website or will be provided to you by your review coordinator.

Current National Evaluation Topics 

Science Years 5-11

ERO is evaluating the quality of science teaching and learning in Years 5 to 8 and Years 9 to 11.
This NET will be undertaken in all ERO reviews of schools during Term 2. In a sample of schools (approximately 48), there will be a more in-depth evaluation of the provision of science education. These schools will be advised of their inclusion in this sample.
During Term 3, ERO will have an opportunity to continue this NET in secondary schools.

Information for schools - Science Years 5 to 8 and 9 to 11


If you have any queries please contact your local ERO office or email.