On the basis of this report, ERO recommends that all secondary schools:
- review the quality of tracking and monitoring of students working towards NCEA qualifications to ensure that the progress of all students is subject to regular scrutiny throughout the year
- ensure that an appropriate range of support processes are in place for students whose achievement is below that expected and/or is inconsistent with their intended pathway to future education, training and employment
- review the extent to which their academic programme, including the programmes and opportunities that exist with external providers, is responsive to the identified career pathways of their students
- review the extent to which the families of students at risk of underachievement are well informed about the progress of their children and included as partners in processes to support student success.