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Independent Quality Assurance of the updated New Zealand Curriculum

Published: 25 Jun 2024

The Education Review Office is providing ongoing independent quality assurance throughout the writing process of the updated New Zealand Curriculum. Feedback from ERO is provided at multiple milestones as the material is being prepared. 

Audience:
Education

ERO releases new report on specialist day schools   

Published: 13 Jun 2024

In a review of specialist day schools the Education Review Office (ERO) has found that the quality of education for students at specialist day schools is generally strong and that many of these schools are also playing a critical role as experts in supporting disabled learners in non-specialist school settings.

Audience:
Education
Schools

New teachers not set up to succeed in role, in need of more support

Published: 13 May 2024

Teachers are the most important influences on student outcomes in schools. New research from the Education Review Office (ERO) has found that new teachers are not set up to succeed, despite the hard work of schools and new teachers themselves. 

Audience:
Academics
Education
Parents
Schools

Challenging behaviours in New Zealand classrooms at critical levels

Published: 28 Mar 2024

New research from the Education Review Office (ERO) has found that disruptive behaviour in New Zealand’s classrooms is worse than other countries, is a rapidly growing problem, and is getting in the way of learning. 

Audience:
Academics
Education
Parents
Schools

New evidence and insights website

Published: 23 Feb 2024

On 13 Feb ERO launched a new evidence and insights website – a one-stop resource hub for all of ERO’s practical research and sector insights: www.evidence.ero.govt.nz

The new site, designed for educators, aims to highlight good practice and provide accessible insights on what is happening for education in NZ. It is all about making it easy for teachers and leaders to find relevant insights and good practice resources. 

 

Audience:
Academics
Education

New report to support maths teaching

Published: 15 Feb 2024

ERO’s new report highlights what teachers can do to provide quality maths education for New Zealand’s learners in the first years of school. 

Audience:
Academics
Education
Parents
Schools

New school principals need more support, particularly new principals in small schools, ERO research shows

Published: 13 Jul 2023

Principals are crucial to the quality of education. A growing number of principals across New Zealand are new to the role. In 2023, more than a third of principals have been in the role for less than five years, an increase from a quarter in 2014. New research from ERO has found that only a quarter of new principals feel prepared when they start.

Topics:
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre
Audience:
Academics
Education
Parents
Schools

Time to talanoa: ERO joins Pacific Education Ministers at CPEM 2023

Published: 20 Mar 2023

The Conference of Pacific Education Ministers (CPEM) brings together Education Ministers, agencies and experts from across the Pacific to share what we collectively know about achieving the best outcomes for learners.  

Topics:
Pacific
Māori
Audience:
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

New Zealand’s learners from ethnic communities achieve well at school but encounter widespread racism, new research finds

Published: 15 Mar 2023

New research from the Education Review Office (ERO) looked at how school classrooms up and down the country are becoming more ethnically diverse and found that by 2043, a quarter of our learners will be from ethnic communities. In Auckland nearly half (43 percent) of learners will be Asian.

Topics:
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre
Audience:
Academics
Education
Parents
Schools

Education in NZ failing disabled learners, new research finds

Published: 28 Sep 2022

New research from the Education Review Office (ERO), in partnership with the Office for Disability Issues and the Human Rights Commission, has found that education across NZ schools and early childhood services is failing disabled learners.

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Parents
Schools

Poutama Reo provides unity of purpose in te reo Māori revitalisation

Published: 21 Sep 2022

Equity and excellence, barrier free access to Māori language, culture and identity for all students is a step closer with today’s launch of Poutama Reo the improvement journey for te reo Māori in English-medium schools. It will also benefit whānau, hapū and Iwi.

 

Topics:
Te reo Māori
English-medium
Resources
Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Parents
Schools

Insights from ERO's Chief Review Officer - July 2022

Published: 28 Jul 2022

Tēnā koutou  

Our mahi is to inform and facilitate improvement in early childhood services, schools and kura. We do this through our institutional reviews and system-wide evaluation and research that is focused on the provision of education and the care of learners. As I periodically do through ERO’s Insights Newsletter, I want to share some of our findings with you.

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

Essential for early childhood services to address non-compliance

Published: 25 Jul 2022

Review findings over the last few years have identified a growing concern about the rate of non-compliance with regulatory standards and associated licensing criteria in early childhood services.

Over the last three years, ERO found only a slight improvement in the percentage of services meeting regulatory standards from 74-76% in 2020 to 80% in 2022. Services with non-compliance that pose an unacceptable risk to children rose by 4%, from 8% in 2020 to 12% in 2022.

Audience:
Education