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In this section you'll find ERO's evaluation indicators and frameworks, national evaluations, effective practice reports, resources and guides, corporate publications and guides for parents. Use the search box at the top right or the filters below to find what you're looking for. 

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  1. A guide for parents and whānau on supporting science in early childhood

    Learning science in the preschool years helps children become better problem solvers and critical thinkers. Children are curious by nature and are eager to explore, question, experiment, and learn about science through play. Early childhood educators can use a play‑based approach to teaching science to give children opportunities to explore,...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/a-guide-for-parents-and-whanau-on-supporting-science-in-early-childhood/

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  2. A guide for parents and whānau on supporting science in primary school

    Learning science in the primary school years helps children become better problem solvers and critical thinkers. Children are curious by nature and are eager to explore, question, experiment, and learn about the world around them. Primary school teachers can use a variety of approaches when teaching science, that give children...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/a-guide-for-parents-and-whanau-on-supporting-science-in-primary-school/

    ERO report A guide for parents and whanau on supporting science in primary school
  3. Science in primary schools: a guide for teachers

    Science is a way of making sense of the world, and the universe beyond it. Science involves systematically making and testing ideas, collecting evidence through a variety of methods, problem-solving, and creating new knowledge. Scientific knowledge and ways of thinking help to inform technological innovations and creative solutions to problems....

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/science-in-primary-schools-a-guide-for-teachers/

    ERO report Science in primary schools a guide for teachers
  4. Science in primary schools: a guide for leaders

    Science is a way of making sense of the world and the universe beyond it. Science involves systematically making and testing ideas, collecting evidence through a variety of methods, problem-solving, and creating new knowledge. Scientific knowledge and ways of thinking help to inform technological innovations and creative solutions to problems....

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/science-in-primary-schools-a-guide-for-leaders/

    ERO report Science in primary schools a guide for leaders
  5. Science in secondary schools: a guide for teachers

    Science is important - we rely on science and scientific thinking in almost every endeavour in our modern society. High quality science education at school is essential for learners who want a career in science, but it is also important for all learners to help them understand the scientific issues...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/science-in-secondary-schools-a-guide-for-teachers/

    ERO report Science in secondary schools a guide for teachers
  6. Science in secondary schools: a guide for leaders

    Science is important - we rely on science and scientific thinking in almost every endeavour in our modern society. High quality science education at school is essential for learners who want a career in science, but it is also important for all learners to help them understand the scientific issues...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/science-in-secondary-schools-a-guide-for-leaders/

    ERO report Science in secondary schools a guide for leaders
  7. Shining a Light on Science: Good Practice in Early Childhood Services

    This report is the companion report to: Science in the Early Years: Early Childhood and Years 1 - 4.The intent of this report is to gain a deeper insight and understanding of good practice in science teaching and learning in English-Medium early childhood education.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/shining-a-light-on-science-good-practice-in-early-childhood-services/

    ERO report Shining a light on science good practice in early childhood services
  8. Growing Curiosity: Teaching Strategies to Engage Years 5 to 11 Students in Science

    This report shares teaching apporaches and strategies for year 5 to 11 that ERO has identified in a range of schools where students were found to be highly engaged in science. This report should be seen as a resource for leaders and teachers looking to strengthen their teaching of science.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/growing-curiosity-teaching-strategies-to-engage-years-5-to-11-students-in-science/

    ERO report Growing curiosity teaching strategies to engage years 5 to 11 students in science
  9. Teaching Science - Early Years through to Year 11

    This suite of ERO reports highlights the importance of high-quality science teaching for improving outcomes in science for New Zealand tamariki. These reports draw on the good work teachers and educators are already doing to engage learners with science, to provide practical actions all schools and services can take to...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/teaching-science-early-years-through-to-year-11/

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  10. Learning in a Covid-19 World: Supporting Secondary School Engagement

    The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has led to significant disruption to schooling, ongoing uncertainty and new requirements – all of which impacts on student engagement. Our report Learning in a Covid-19 World: The Impact of Covid-19 on Schools has found that secondary school students have been most impacted.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/learning-in-a-covid-19-world-supporting-secondary-school-engagement/

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  11. Learning in a Covid-19 World - The Impact of Covid-19 on Early Childhood Education

    Early childhood education services had to quickly adapt to changing requirements and periods of uncertainty due to Covid-19 in 2020. Through our work on the impact of Covid-19 we found that services went above and beyond to support children, staff and whānau and that there have been some real gains...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/ero-learning-in-a-covid-19-world-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-early-childhood-education/

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  12. Learning in a Covid-19 World - The Impact of Covid-19 on Schools

    Schools faced new challenges in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To understand what these challenges were and how schools responded, the Education Review Office interviewed 750 schools and surveyed over 2500 principals and teachers across the country, from May through to September 2020.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/learning-in-a-covid-19-world-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-schools/

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  13. Te Kahu Whakahaumaru – Ngā mahi a te rangai mātauranga Māori

    Te Pou Mataaho, ERO’s evaluation and research group, and Te Uepū ā Motu, ERO’s national evaluation and review team, pursued this evaluation to provide an evidence base about the initial impacts of Covid-19 on Māori-medium education and how the sector responded. 9.26 MB

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/te-kahu-whakahaumaru-nga-mahi-a-te-rangai-matauranga-maori/

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