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. Positive Foundations for Learning: Confident and Competent Children in Early Childhood Services

    This report discusses the areas of strength, and areas for development that ERO found. It also describes the practices of specific service types - Playcentres, kindergartens and education and care services - in supporting children’s social competence, and understanding of appropriate behaviour.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/positive-foundations-for-learning-confident-and-competent-children-in-early-childhood-services/

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  2. Education Outside the Classroom: Schools' Use of EOTC Guidelines

    This evaluation investigates how well schools are using the EOTC Guidelines in their provision of EOTC, how well their EOTC activities complement the curriculum, how well they plan for the safety of EOTC activities, and how well the revised EOTC Guidelines support teaching and safety.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/education-outside-the-classroom-schools-use-of-eotc-guidelines/

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  3. Directions for Learning: The New Zealand Curriculum Principles, and Teaching as Inquiry

    In November 2007, a revised curriculum was launched for use in New Zealand schools. The New Zealand Curriculum is a statement of official policy related to teaching and learning in English-medium schools in New Zealand. The requirement for schools to implementThe New Zealand Curriculum came into effect on 1 February 2010.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/directions-for-learning-the-new-zealand-curriculum-principles-and-teaching-as-inquiry/

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  4. Working with the National Standards: Raising student achievement in reading, writing and mathematics

    This is the latest report in the series of ERO's national evaluation reports about the implementation of the National Standards in English-medium schools with students in Years 1 to 8.The evaluation involved 237 schools reviewed by ERO in Terms 3 and 4, 2010.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/working-with-the-national-standards-raising-student-achievement-in-reading-writing-and-mathematics/

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  5. Ngā Whakangungu Kāwanatanga mā ngā Poari Whakahaere me ngā Whānau i roto i ngā Kura - Governance Training for Boards of Trustees and Whānau in Kura

    Whakataka te hau ki te uru, Whakataka te hau ki te tonga. Kia mākinakina ki uta, Kia mātaratara ki tai. E hī ake ana te atākurahe tio, he huka, he hauhunga. Haumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e!

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/nga-whakangungu-kawanatanga-ma-nga-poari-whakahaere-me-nga-whanau-i-roto-i-nga-kura-governance-training-for-boards-of-trustees-and-whanau-in-kura/

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  6. Working with the National Standards: Interim Findings Term 3, 2010

    This is an interim report of findings from 80 schools reviewed in Term 3, 2010.As part of the review process, ERO asked specific questions about each school's use of National Standards, its preparedness for these and how well school leaders, teachers and trustees understood the National Standards.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/working-with-the-national-standards-interim-findings-term-3-2010/

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  7. Promoting Success for Māori Students Schools’ Progress

    This 2010 report evaluates how schools have promoted success for Māori students since ERO’s previous national report in 2006. The success of Māori students at school is a matter of national interest and priority. ERO has published five national evaluation reports on this topic since 2001.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/promoting-success-for-maori-students-schools-progress/

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  8. Working with the National Standards within the New Zealand Curriculum

    ERO evaluated preparedness to work with the National Standards within The New Zealand Curriculum in 228 schools during Terms 1 and 2, 2010. ERO found that most schools were well prepared or had preparation under way, and in many cases the preparations focused on aligning existing benchmarks and expectations with...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/working-with-the-national-standards-within-the-new-zealand-curriculum/

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  9. Including Students with High Needs

    ERO evaluated how well schools included students with high needs. Approximately three percent of the student population have significant physical, sensory, neurological, psychiatric, behavioural or intellectual impairment. ERO’s evaluation showed that approximately half of the schools in the study demonstrated inclusive practice, while 30 percent had ‘pockets of inclusive practice’...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/including-students-with-high-needs/

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