Ko te tamaiti te pūtake o te kaupapa
The child – the heart of the matter
The Education Review Office (ERO) independently reviews and reports on the quality of education in schools and early childhood services. The focus of ERO’s reviews in schools is student learning and achievement, with the purpose of contributing to improved student achievement. The Framework for School Reviews sets out ERO’s process for review and provides resources for both ERO and schools to use during reviews.
The Framework for School Reviews was first published in 2002 and has been revised as new theories and practice in the process of review emerge. This 2011 version reflects new review methodology, complements ERO’s Evaluation Indicators for School Reviews, and aligns with the government’s new directions for the future.
The document is the result of collaborative work between ERO staff and people in the education sector—highlighting ERO’s goal of maintaining a positive and productive relationship with schools and the broader education community.
As with previous versions, we welcome comments and suggestions from teachers, principals, boards of trustees and others in the education sector.
Separate review procedures are available for early childhood education services, private kura and schools, kōhanga reo and Te Aho Matua kura kaupapa Māori. All documents can be obtained from an ERO office or from the ERO website
Dr Graham Stoop
Chief Review Officer