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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 305 research articles.
  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Learning leadership

    The team structure in this school supports the professional learning and development of leaders and teachers. Team members discuss their roles, responsibilities and the reciprocal nature of their interactions.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Tracking for success

    The deputy principal at Kerikeri High School describes the process the school leaders went through to develop electronic systems and processes to track student academic success. The principal describes how the tracking tool alerted school leaders when students were at risk of not achieving and led them to consider ways to ensure students had further opportunities to succeed.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Stewardship: working relationships

    At Invercargill Middle School, the way in which school trustees and leaders work together fosters an appreciative and respectful environment that acknowledges the contributions of everyone in the learning community.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Internal evaluation processes

    Evaluation and review are the engine room that drives the improvement agenda forward, involving all within the learning community in an ongoing cycle.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    An inclusive learning community

    For McAuley High School, respectful caring relationships are at the heart of their learning community in setting the safe and supportive context in which teachers and learners engage and learn. The maintenance of such relationships involves every member of staff.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Student feedback: observing the teacher

    At Otumoetai Intermediate School, Student Learning Leaders learn how to undertake structured classroom observations focused on teaching and learning. The students and staff discuss the process and its impact.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    The equal of everybody

    Driven by the conviction that everybody can achieve, leaders and teachers seek to overcome barriers to equity and excellence experienced by individual students at McAuley High School.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Visible professional learning

    At McAuley High School, classroom teacher observations are a frequent occurrence and students report how they regard this as teachers actively modelling learning behaviour.

  • Published: 24 Jul 2017

    Year 9 Plus 2016 – the first year (Year 9)

    Year 9 Plus is an educational concept developed by the Ministry of Education (the Ministry) to improve the chances of educational success of one cohort of participating students, and better their future life opportunities.

  • Published: 18 Jun 2017

    Day of the long hard look

    Members of a school strategic change leadership team  discuss how a significant drop in the NCEA achievement outcomes of their Māori students, which had been consistently tracking upwards since 2009, created a context that required a critically reflective analysis of both cohort and individual data, alongside a review of the current tracking and monitoring processes and tools.

  • Published: 13 Jun 2017

    Deliberate acts of leadership

    A school principal talks about how he works with his teachers and Māori community to develop a bicultural school context within which both Treaty partners are acknowledged and valued. A teacher and members of the Māori community describe how this principal’s leadership has facilitated a reciprocal relationship between the school and their local Māori community.

  • Published: 12 Jun 2017

    Culture, language and identity

    In response to student voice, this school sought external expertise to provide opportunities for the children to learn more about their identity, language and culture. For those involved, the opportunity to develop new knowledge and understandings is just the beginning of the journey.

  • Published: 12 Jun 2017

    Equitable opportunities to learn

    At this secondary school leaders and teachers have responded to students’ need for more time to achieve their goals. While not mandatory for either staff or students, lunchtime and after school learning sessions have become the norm.

  • Published: 11 Jun 2017

    Data and relationships

    Data and information about teaching and learning is made highly visible and the interpretation and response are a collaborative process. Leaders and teachers reflect on the role of data in professional relationships and how an open approach builds capability and confidence to respond to the challenges that need to be addressed.

  • Published: 11 Jun 2017

    Leaders of learning

    The provision of opportunities for collaborative professional learning are designed to build adaptive expertise through enabling the participation and contribution of all staff members.

  • Published: 14 Feb 2017

    School trustees booklet: helping you ask the right questions

    ERO has written this booklet for boards of trustees. It is one of many tools available to help you in your role as a trustee. It focuses on student achievement and wellbeing, and the role the board plays in these two areas. The booklet includes questions and information that will guide you in your discussions with school leaders and as a trustee.