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Professional Learning and Development in Schools

Published: 02 Dec 2019

How well were school leaders determining Professional Learning and Development priorities and evaluating its impact?

ERO spoke with school leaders responsible for planning Professional Learning and Development (PLD) and looked at a variety of documents in 242 state or state-integrated schools (excluding kura) reviewed in Terms 3 and 4, 2018. ERO made an overall judgment about how well school leaders were determining PLD priorities and evaluating the impact of PLD.

Audience:
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Schools
School leaders
Literacy
International education

The Collection and Use of Assessment Information in Schools

Published: 01 Mar 2007

Knowing what students know and can do is fundamental to effective teaching and students’ learning. Teachers need to assess student achievement to know whether or not their teaching is meeting the learning needs of their students.

In 2006, ERO evaluated how effectively schools collected and used assessment information. This report details the findings of that evaluation and recommends what can be done to make assessment practices in schools more effective.

Audience:
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Assessment
Assessment information

The Collection and Use of Assessment Information: Good Practice in Primary Schools

Published: 01 Jun 2007

ERO evaluated the collection and use of assessment information in schools in 2006. The evaluation concluded that more work can be done to improve assessment practice in schools. This report builds on this finding by giving examples of good practice in the collection and use of assessment information in primary schools. The report also includes three detailed case studies.

Audience:
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Good practice
Assessment

The Collection and Use of Assessment Information: Good Practice in Secondary Schools

Published: 01 Jun 2007

ERO evaluated the collection and use of assessment information in schools in 2006. The evaluation concluded that more work can be done to improve assessment practice in schools. This complementary report aims to help secondary schools review their assessment practice. It highlights characteristics common to high quality assessment practices and includes examples of good practice.

Audience:
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Secondary
Assessment

On your marks ... get set... go! A tale of six schools and the digital technologies curriculum content

Published: 23 Jan 2020

ERO conducted case studies of six schools’ implementation of the digital technologies curriculum content in Term 1, 2019. Schools that had successfully integrated the curriculum had leaders who promoted a growth mindset for teachers and looked to integrate digital technologies into existing curriculum. Timely professional development for teachers and positive community connections also enhanced schools’ ability to integrate the digital technologies curriculum.

Audience:
Academics
Education
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
New Zealand Curriculum
Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko
Information and Communications Technology
Literacy

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

Published: 24 Apr 2018

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. 

Audience:
Education
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Evaluation
Assessment
Formative assessment
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA)

Science in Years 5 to 8: Capable and Competent Teaching

Published: 01 May 2010

This Education Review Office report provides examples of good practice in science teaching for Years 5 to 8, in 13 New Zealand state schools. The evaluation included intermediate schools, contributing schools, full primary schools and a Years 7 to 15 secondary school.

Audience:
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Science
Literacy and numeracy
Literacy

Working with the National Standards: Raising student achievement in reading, writing and mathematics

Published: 06 Apr 2011

This is the latest report in the series of ERO's national evaluation reports about the implementation of the National Standards in English-medium schools with students in Years 1 to 8.The evaluation involved 237 schools reviewed by ERO in Terms 3 and 4, 2010. The report indicates that schools are still at varying stages of working with the National Standards.

Audience:
Education
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Reading
Writing
Mathematics
Self-review
National Administrative Guidelines (NAGs)

Literacy and Mathematics in Years 9 and 10: Using Achievement Information to Promote Success

Published: 03 Jul 2012

This evaluation looked at how effectively schools use literacy and mathematics achievement information to improve learning for Years 9 and 10 students. The evaluation found that improvements are needed in most secondary schools’ practice with these students. It identifies the actions which school leaders, boards of trustees and teachers can take to help Years 9 and 10 students to be engaged, active and successful learners.

Audience:
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Literacy
Mathematics
Achievement
Assessment information
Secondary
Students

Reading and Writing in Years 1 and 2

Published: 02 Dec 2009

This Education Review Office (ERO) evaluation focused on how effectively reading and writing was taught in the first two years of schooling, and on how well teachers used assessment information to plan and evaluate their teaching.

Audience:
Early learning
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Reading
Writing
Curriculum
National Administrative Guidelines (NAGs)
Instructional teaching

Keeping children engaged and achieving in writing

Published: 11 Jun 2019

This report shares some of the strategies and approaches used by schools who had focused on improving achievement in writing. It also shares some simple strategies used in classrooms where achievement in writing had been accelerated.

Audience:
Education
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Engagement
Achievement
Writing