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In this section of our website you'll find our education system evaluations, effective practice reports, resources and guides. These are produced by Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre and Te Pou Mataaho | Evaluation and Research Māori.

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There are 383 research articles.
  • Published: 01 Dec 2021

    The COVID-19 Story of Kōhanga Reo

    Quality education is the right of every child and young person in Aotearoa and is underpinned by learning environments that place the learner and learner outcomes at the centre of all activity.

  • Published: 30 Nov 2021

    The COVID-19 Story of Puna Reo

    In the days preceding 26 March 2020, Puna Reo / Kōhungahunga needed to rapidly respond to and prepare for a move to distance teaching and learning. We had been informed that at midnight 25th March 2020 the entire country would go into COVID-19 Alert Level four Lockdown. There was uncertainty about how long the situation would continue. Timely responses were required from Puna Reo / Kōhungahunga to support tamariki and whānau.

  • Published: 30 Nov 2021

    Āhuru Mōwai, He Pūrongo Aromātai mō Te Kōhanga Reo

    Ko tā te pūrongo nei, he whakatakoto i ngā whakaaro huritao o ngā Kōhanga Reo mō tō rātou ake huarahi mātauranga. Kua kapohia atu ō rātou wawata ngātahi ki te whakarāpopototanga o ngā āhuatanga i whakaraupapahia ai ki te Whanaungatanga, te Rautaki, ngā Tikanga Māori, te Whakarauora i te Reo Māori, ngā Kaumātua, te Ako: Te Whakaako me te Ako, me te Ārahitanga.

  • Published: 29 Nov 2021

    Āhuru Mōwai, Evaluation report for Te Kōhanga Reo

    This report is the reflection of Kōhanga Reo on their particular educational approach. Their collective aspirations are captured within the summary of conditions outlined as Whanaungatanga, Strategy, Tikanga Māori, Te Reo Resurgence, Kaumātua, Ako: Teaching and Learning, and Leadership.

  • Published: 29 Nov 2021

    E kore au e ngaro, He Pūrongo Aromātai mō Ngā Kura ā-Iwi

    E whakaatu ana tēnei pūrongo i te huarahi i whāia e Ngā Kura ā-Iwi ki te whakawhanake i a rātou anō ā-tangata takitahi, ā-whānau, ā-kura hoki. Kua kapohia atu ō rātou wawata ngātahi ki te whakarāpopototanga o ngā e kīia ana ko te Ako: Te Whakaako me te Ako; ko Te Whānau me te Whai Hononga; ko ngā Tikanga Māori; ko te Tuakiri. Ka whakatakoto tēnei aromātai i ngā whakaaturanga whai wheako e pā ana ki ngā Manu Pīrere, ki ā rātou whakatutukitanga, ā, ka tautohu i ngā āhuatanga puta noa i tō rātou huarahi ako.

  • Published: 24 Nov 2021

    Measuring Change in Education Systems: A Review

    This work explores global best practice for measuring education system change. It considers the variation found between different approaches to measuring education system change, looking particularly at how select individual countries and multilaterals each approach this.  This work will also consider what can support countries to monitor education performance.   

  • Published: 23 Nov 2021

    Measuring Change in Education Systems – Summary

    Measuring changes to education systems, let alone performance, is complex. With education systems consisting of many moving parts, there are multiple approaches to assessing education system performance across the world, reflecting the reality of this complexity. This summary explores global practice for measuring education system change.

  • Published: 19 Nov 2021

    E kore au e ngaro, Evaluation Report for Ngā Kura ā-Iwi

    This report is the reflection of Kura ā-Iwi on their developmental journeys, both as individuals, whānau and as kura. Their collective aspirations are captured within the summary of conditions outlined as Ako: Teaching & Learning, Whānau & Connectedness, Tikanga Māori (Māori process and protocol), and Tuakiri: Identity.

  • Published: 18 Nov 2021

    Mahi Ngātahi, Tupu Ngātahi, He Pūrongo Aromātai mō ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori

    Kei te pūtake o tēnei pūrongo, koia ko te whakaaro huritao tahi o ngā kura kaupapa Māori i whai wāhi mai, arā, ko te huarahi i whāia ā-whānau kura, ā-tangata takitahi hoki, he kōrero mō ngā wawata o te katoa i whakatinanahia ai ki te whakatūnga, te whakapakaritanga, me te tiaki tonu hoki o ō rātou ake kura, me ā rātou ake kaupapa.

  • Published: 17 Nov 2021

    Mahi Ngātahi, Tupu Ngātahi, Evaluation Report for Kura Kaupapa Māori

    Central to this report is the common reflection of participating kura kaupapa Māori, that their journeys, both as individuals and as kura whānau, are stories of collective aspirations held within the narrative of establishment, building and subsequent maintenance of their respective kura and kaupapa.

  • Published: 29 Sep 2021

    Internal evaluation as a catalyst for change

    This resource draws on recent Education Review Office (ERO) national evaluation reports to highlight how schools, both primary and secondary, have been evaluating teaching and learning and then using the findings to improve outcomes for students. ERO found that schools that significantly improved outcomes for students based their priorities for action on the findings from high-quality internal evaluation.

  • Published: 25 Aug 2021

    Responding to the Covid-19 crisis: Supporting Auckland NCEA students

    In 2020, Auckland students were particularly affected by Covid-19 and extra support was provided to them. Following this, ERO undertook an evaluation of three Te Kura programmes aimed at supporting Auckland NCEA students. This report outlines the findings of this evaluation - including the reach and impact of the programmes, and lessons for future responses.

  • Published: 25 Aug 2021

    Responding to Covid-19: Supporting Auckland NCEA students - Summary

    This short summary accompanies the full report Responding to the Covid-19 crisis: Supporting Auckland NCEA students. It outlines the key findings from ERO’s evaluation of three Te Kura programmes aimed at supporting Auckland NCEA students following the lockdowns in 2020. This summary briefly lists who these targeted programmes reached, their impact, and lessons for responding to future lockdowns.  

  • Published: 26 Jul 2021

    Evaluation of the Turnaround Schools (TAS) Pilot Program

    There are a small number of schools in New Zealand that are failing to provide students with equitable access to high-quality learning experiences. Students within these schools are not achieving expected academic outcomes.

    Despite longitudinal reviews by the Education Review Office (ERO) and support from the Ministry of Education (The Ministry), some of these schools continue to make limited progress or may experience further decline.  The ERO and the Ministry identified the need for a different approach.

  • Published: 08 Jul 2021

    Te Kura Huanui : Ko ngā kura o ngā ara angitu

    I roto i Te Kura Huanui: Ko ngā kura o ngā ara angitu, ko ngā uiui me ngā whānau Māori, kaiārahi, kaiako, kaimahi, kaumātua hoki e tūhura ana i te ngākau titikaha o ngā hapori ki te whakarauora, ki te whakapakari hoki i te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori mō ā rātou mokopuna, tamariki, uri whakatupu anō hoki. 

  • Published: 08 Jul 2021

    VIDEO: Te Kura Huanui - Te Reo Rangatira

    Te reo Māori is a critical part of the learning environment in Māori-medium education. 
    There is a clear commitment from kōhanga, kura, kaiako, kaimahi, whānau, hapū and iwi to
    the revitalisation and resurgence of te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori. Intergenerational
    transmission of te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori is valued and kura view kaumātua and

  • Published: 08 Jul 2021

    VIDEO: Te Kura Huanui: The treasures of a successful pathway - Overview

    In Te Kura Huanui: The Treasures of successful pathways, the video interviews with leaders, kaiako, and original founders of the Māori-medium movement, generously provide a glimpse into communities deeply committed to revitalising and strengthening te reo Māori and tikanga Māori for their mokopuna, tamariki and future generations.