Publications: National evaluations

In this section you'll find ERO's evaluation indicators and frameworks, national evaluations, effective practice reports, resources and guides, corporate publications and guides for parents. Use the search box at the top right or the filters below to find what you're looking for. 

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  1. Responding to Language Diversity in Auckland

    Auckland is New Zealand’s most culturally diverse city, with over 100 ethnicities and more than 150 languages spoken on a daily basis. How are schools and early learning services in Auckland responding to this increasing cultural and language diversity? This question was the basis for a new evaluation published by...

    https://ero.govt.nz/publications/responding-to-language-diversity-in-auckland/

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  2. Evaluation at a glance: A decade of assessment in New Zealand Primary Schools - Practice and trends

    High quality assessment and evaluation allows us to focus on student progress and outcomes at classroom, school and system levels. It helps teachers, schools and systems to report on student achievement across points in time, and provide information for parents, trustees and the public about the quality of education.

    https://ero.govt.nz/publications/evaulation-at-a-glance-a-decade-of-assessment-in-new-zealand-primary-schools-practice-and-trends/

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  3. Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity in NZ Schools and Early Learning Services

    In late 2015, the Cabinet Social Policy Committee asked ERO to assess ‘the current status of food, nutrition and physical activity in schools and early childhood services’ and to report on Health Promoting Schools that were included in the sample.

    https://ero.govt.nz/publications/food-nutrition-and-physical-activity-in-nz-schools-and-early-learning-services/

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  4. An evaluation of Stand Children's Services: Children's Villages

    Until recently children with behavioural and social needs were referred to and attended one of six health camps situated across New Zealand. Each of the six health camps had an associated school attached. In 2008 ERO evaluated the quality of provisions for children at the health camps and identified significant...

    https://ero.govt.nz/publications/an-evaluation-of-stand-childrens-services-childrens-villages/

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  5. Vocational pathways: authentic and relevant learning

    ERO evaluated how well 35 secondary schools were using Vocational Pathways. While most schools knew about and were using the pathways, they were not fully realising the initiative’s potential. Vocational Pathways can be a valued part of a school’s curriculum for all students when used as more than just an...

    https://ero.govt.nz/publications/vocational-pathways-authentic-and-relevant-learning/

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