Appendix 2: Sample of schools

Sampling ratios

ERO investigated curriculum principles in 113 schools (82 primary, 26 secondary and 5 composite) reviewed in Term 3, 2011.

Sampling demographics

The following demographics relate to the sample

Table 3: Decile groups all schools

School decile group

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Low (decile 1-3)

30

26.5

32

Medium (decile 4-7)

41

36.3

39

High (decile 8-10)

42

37.2

29

Total

113

100

100

Table 4: School size all schools

School Roll size

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Very small

7

6.2

11

Small

18

15.9

26

Medium

54

47.8

36

Large

21

18.6

19

Very large

13

11.5

8

Total

113

100

100

Table 5: School locality

School Locality

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Main urban

63

55.8

53

Secondary urban

10

8.8

6

Minor urban

21

18.6

12

Rural

19

16.8

29

Total

113

100

100

Table 6: School type

School Type

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Full primary (Yr 1-8)

34

30.1

44

Contributing (Yr 1-6)

40

35.4

32

Intermediate (Yr 7-8)

8

7.1

5

Composite (Yr 1-10)

1

0.9

<1

Composite (Yr 1-15)

4

3.5

4

Secondary (Yr 7-15)

9

8.0

4

Secondary (Yr 9-15)

17

15.0

9

Total

113

100

100

The following information relates to the subject areas and classrooms visited as part of this evaluation

Table 7: Secondary school subject areas

The Arts

7

English

17

Health and Physical Education

7

Languages

4

Mathematics and Statistics

15

Science

13

Social Sciences

8

Technology

9

Table 8: numbers of classrooms visited by year levels

Year 0-2

29

Year 1-3

2

Year 1-4

1

Year 3-4

28

Year 5-6

32

Year 7-8

28

Year 9

17

Year 10

15

Year 11

16

Year 12

16

Year 13

16

Total

200