Publications: National evaluations

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. Raising achievement in primary schools ALiM and ALL

    This national report is a companion report to Raising achievement in primary schools. It presents further findings of how some of the primary schools were using the Ministry-funded support projects - Accelerated Learning in Mathematics (ALiM) and Accelerated Learninig in Literacy (ALL) to accelerate progress and raise achievement.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/raising-achievement-in-primary-schools-alim-and-all/

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  2. Supporting school improvement through effective teacher appraisal

    In 2013 the Education Review Office (ERO) evaluated the quality of teacher appraisal systems in schools using online surveys of principals and information from 200 school reviews. This report presents the findings of ERO’s evaluation of schools’ approaches to teacher appraisal.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/supporting-school-improvement-through-effective-teacher-appraisal/

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  3. Student Safety in Schools Recruiting and Managing Staff

    This report presents the findings of ERO's 2013 evaluation of how schools ensure student safety when recruiting and managing staff. ERO focused on four key areas in this evaluation. To make this report easier for school staff and trustess to consider, the findings, recommendations and self-review tools have been grouped...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/student-safety-in-schools-recruiting-and-managing-staff/

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  4. Child Youth and Family Residential Schools

    This report discusses the quality of education at the nine Child Youth and Family (CYF) residential schools. These schools provide education for the young people in New Zealand's Youth Justice and Care and Protection services.The Education Review Office found that the quality of education across most of the CYF schools...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/child-youth-and-family-residential-schools-2/

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  5. Schools’ Provision for International Students

    This national report is ERO’s seventh report about international students. This evaluation included 95 schools (both primary and secondary) and focused on five aspects in relation to international students – integration, progress and achievement, education programme, pastoral care, overall approach and self review.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/schools-provision-for-international-students/

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  6. Secondary Schools Pathways for future education, training and employment

    This report follows on from ERO’s 2012 report on careers education, Careers Information, Advice, Guidance and Education (CIAGE) in Secondary Schools. This second report investigates how well 74 secondary schools have prepared their students for future opportunities in education, training and employment.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/secondary-schools-pathways-for-future-education-training-and-employment-july-2013/

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  7. Accelerating the Progress of Priority Learners in Primary Schools

    This national report presents the findings of ERO’s recent evaluation about the extent to which primary schools were using effective strategies to improve outcomes for priority groups of learners. In this report ‘priority learners’ refers to Māori, Pacific, special needs, and students from low income families, who are not achieving...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/accelerating-the-progress-of-priority-learners-in-primary-schools/

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  8. Board Employment Responsibilities Linking Charter Targets to Appraisal in Primary Schools

    This is the first in a series of evaluations related to principal and teacher appraisal in New Zealand schools. These evaluations are intended to provide information to help boards and school leaders strengthen appraisal practice and links with school development to improve outcomes for their students.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/board-employment-responsibilities-linking-charter-targets-to-appraisal-in-primary-schools/

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