This guide to using internal evaluation for improvement purposes is published jointly by ERO and the Ministry of Education as a companion to School Evaluation Indicators: Effective Practice for Improvement and Learner Success and is supported by Internal Evaluation: Good Practice.
This resource describes what effective internal evaluation is, what it involves, and how to go about it in ways that will enhance educational outcomes for students. It draws on current knowledge about internal evaluation, and on case studies of New Zealand schools that have used internal evaluation to inform the development of strategies that have been successful in raising achievement, particularly that of Māori and Pacific learners. The case study schools also exemplify the use of inquiry processes and evaluative reasoning.
The intention is that this resource will assist English-medium schools and their communities to understand and practise effective evaluation for improvement. It can be used in different ways with different groups.