ERO visited each of the 16 Ministry-funded service academies. Reviewers investigated the quality of education at each academy, focusing specifically on the following questions:
In particular ERO examined the following in evaluating the performance of each academy:
Each of the host schools were also given a special review report about the quality of education at their service academy. These reports are publicly available on ERO’s website (www.ero.govt.nz).
In collecting evidence for these review reports and the overall evaluation, ERO interviewed the school and academy leaders as well as academy students. ERO also collected documentation from schools and observed academy classes.