Publications: Effective practice reports

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. 

Only current indicators and frameworks and other recent publications are published on this website. 

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Te Kahu Whakahaumaru – Ngā mahi a te rangai mātauranga Māori

    I whāia tēnei arotake e Te Pou Mataaho, te rōpū arotake, rangahau hoki a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me Te Uepū ā-Motu, te rōpū arotake ā-motu a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, ki te whakaputa i tētahi kohinga taunakitanga e kitea ai ngā pānga tōmua o te Mate Korona ki te...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/te-kahu-whakahaumaru-nga-mahi-a-te-rangai-matauranga-maori-2/

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  6. Building genuine learning partnerships with parents

    This report shares strategies and approaches from schools that had contributed to improving achievement by developing genuine learning partnerships with parents. It also includes some simple strategies a few of the schools used to involve parents more in supporting the things children were learning at school.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/building-genuine-learning-partnerships-with-parents/

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  7. Hauhaketia Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho Kia Puāwai Ai: Unearth Our Ancestral Treasures So That We May Prosper

    Evaluation insights by the Education Review Office (ERO), alongside contributions from the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust (Te Kōhanga Reo Trust) and kōhanga reo whānau inform the findings of this report, which highlights effective practice in kōhanga reo, specifically the support children need to grow and thrive through a quality...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/unearth-our-ancestral-treasures-so-that-we-may-prosper-2018/

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  8. Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity in NZ Schools and Early Learning Services

    In late 2015, the Cabinet Social Policy Committee asked ERO to assess ‘the current status of food, nutrition and physical activity in schools and early childhood services’ and to report on Health Promoting Schools that were included in the sample.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/food-nutrition-and-physical-activity-in-nz-schools-and-early-learning-services/

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  9. Wellbeing for success: effective practice

    In 2014, the Education Review Office (ERO) undertook an evaluation of the extent to which schools were promoting and responding to student wellbeing in primary and secondary schools. This 2016 effective practice report provides further detail about practices in selected schools that promote wellbeing for all students, and describes how...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/wellbeing-for-success-effective-practice/

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  10. Accelerating student achievement: a resource for schools

    This resource can be used with the School Evaluation Indicators. It brings together findings from ERO’s recent national reports to outline what works to accelerate progress for Māori students at-risk of underachieving in primary schools. We share approaches schools have taken where progress was accelerated and schools were able to...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/accelerating-student-achievement-a-resource-for-schools-december-2015/

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