The compilation of this 2012 Evaluation at a Glance publication[6] involved analysis of 15 national evaluation reports. National evaluation reports make use of information gathered through regular education reviews of schools or early childhood services, or by specialist review teams. They are designed to present a perspective on what is happening nationally with identified aspects of educational practice that are of particular interest to ERO, the Ministry of Education and other education agencies.

The evaluations included in this analysis are listed in Appendix 1.

For this 2012 Evaluation at a Glance report, ERO pulled together recurrent themes across these evaluation reports, with a particular lens on how teaching, leadership and management practices posed barriers to learning or, alternatively, promoted the learning of priority students.