This is ERO’s second national evaluation report looking at the extent to which the principles of The New Zealand Curriculum are evident in schools’ curricula and enacted in classrooms. The curriculum principles are intended to be the basis of curriculum decision-making at schools.
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- Published: 19 Jul 2012
- Published: 18 Jun 2012
ERO has released a series of reports about the National Standards since their introduction in 2010. This latest report focuses on eight schools that are working well with the standards.
- Published: 16 Jun 2012
This report is part of a series ERO is publishing over three years about National Standards. A consistent theme in all the reports to date is the need for strong professional leadership to effectively implement and work with the standards.
- Published: 11 Jun 2012
Readiness to Implement Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori - Te Whakarite ki te Whakatinana i Te Marautanga O Aotearoa me Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori
This is the first in a series of national reports that ERO will publish over the next two years about Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori.
- Published: 01 May 2012
In 2011, ERO evaluated the quality of science teaching and learning, its place within the curriculum and its relationship to literacy and numeracy teaching. The evaluation focused on Years 5 to 8 in 100 schools. This report documents the findings of this evaluation.
- Published: 01 May 2012
This is ERO's third report on the progress of schools in promoting Pacific student achievement. It tells a similar story to ERO's two previous reports with little evidence of system-wide improvement.
- Published: 01 Apr 2012
This report, Including Students with Special Needs: school questionnaire responses presents the findings from a questionnaire completed by schools reviewed in the first two terms of 2011. It is based on schools’ own views of how well they include children with special needs.
- Published: 01 Feb 2012
In this evaluation Partnership with Whānau Māori in Early Childhood Education, ERO focused on the extent to which:
- services understood and valued the identity, language and culture of Māori children and their whānau, particularly when the child and whānau enter the service
- managers and educators built positive relationships with the whānau of Māori children; and
- each service worked in partnership with the whānau of Māori children.
- Published: 30 Oct 2011
This report discusses the areas of strength, and areas for development that ERO found. It also describes the practices of specific service types - Playcentres, kindergartens and education and care services - in supporting children’s social competence, and understanding of appropriate behaviour.