Te Rākeitanga - Expansion Evaluation is the basis for all ERO’s evaluations. The methodology is adapted for Te Pupuketanga and Te Manakotanga according to what is needed and most constructive for individual kura.
There is a strong focus on self review, and on information from the kura and its whānau, to enable ERO to evaluate and report in a way that will be of ongoing use to the kura.
The majority of kura will be in this category. Te Rākeitanga reviews are scheduled for three years after the previous review.
Good performance, with aspects of high quality performance, will be evident and ERO will have no material concerns about the education and safety of students.
Figure 10: Criteria for scheduling Te Rākeitanga - Expansion Evaluation
Te Rākeitanga - Expansion Evaluation is carried out three years after the previous review. It is intended to strengthen existing practice in the kura and encourage Te Aho Matua kura whānau to expand their current practice with a specific focus on continuous improvement.
The review process is streamlined to be more focused, to enhance self review, and to enable kura to make more direct and effective use of ERO’s external evaluation process through good evaluative practices and models.
Te Rākeitanga focuses on specific aspects identified by kura whānau. The evaluation process and investigative pathway enables ERO to achieve depth through focus.
In the final phase of the review ERO will lead evaluative discussionswith the kura whānau. During these discussions, ERO’s onsite analysis and synthesis combine to give whānau relevant detail about their students’ outcomes and their own process contributions.
The discussions will lead to a confirmed written report that will give the bigger picture across three main elements - evaluation focus, self review and the Whānau Assurance Statement.
The review team is made up of review officers and the kaitiaki, and will follow the review process phases.
What a Te Rākeitanga Review will look like
Figure 11: Review process for Te Rākeitanga - Expansion Evaluation