Reviews in Te Aho Matua Kura Kaupapa Māori

Three types of review

ERO has a differentiated review process. This means that a kura will have the type of external evaluation of most use for its future direction. There are three types of review for kura: Te Rākeitanga, Expansion Evaluation, carried out every three years or so; Te Pupuketanga, Development Evaluation for kura needing specific help over the following one or two years; or Te Manakotanga, Enrichment Evaluation, where the emphasis will be on how to build on current success.

ERO’s first review in any kura is a Te Rākeitanga. Self review is a focus in all reviews. The way a kura conducts self review and how it explains its processes, conclusions and actions to ERO is a crucial element in every external evaluation.

Self Review

The self review diagram is 5 boxes that start from the top. The first being Self review, the second is the heading Te Tino Uaratanga - Student outcomes and underneath this is 5 focus areas which are Te Ira Tanagata, Te Reo, Nga Iwi, Te Ao and Ahuataga Ako. The third box is evaluation plan. The fourth box is made up of three columns they are Communications and realationships, discussions and agreement and relationships and deiscussions. The last box is evaluation capabiltiy.

Figure 1: Self review in kura kaupapa Māori

Figure 1 highlights ERO’s focus areas in evaluating a kura self review and the evaluation plan for ERO’s review.

This diagram shows the four step process of ERO's evaluation they are: evidence - less is more, Analysis - focused analysis, Synthesis - Discussion aobut the evaluation direction and lastly Report - report.

Figure 2: Process of ERO’s evaluation

Figure 2 outlines the process of ERO’s evaluation. ERO’s review officers are guided by a formal set of standard procedures.