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Making a difference in the classroom: Effective teaching practice in low decile, multicultural schools

The AIMHI Project is a School Support initiative set up to raise the achievement of Māori and Pacific Island students in eight low decile secondary schools. The project began in 1996 and since that time major collective and individual school developments have been undertaken. Alongside this programme of development, there have been a number of research activities.

Author(s): Jan Hill and Kay Hawk, Institute for Professional Development and Educational Research, Albany Campus, Massey University.

Date Published: March 2000

Making a Difference to Pasifika Student Achievement in Literacy

This research report explores classroom and school-related factors associated with improvements in the literacy achievement and progress of Pasifika students beyond expected levels in schools participating in the Literacy Professional Development Project (LPDP). It also identifies the nature of the professional development support that facilitated these outcomes.

Author(s): Auckland UniServices Limited for the Ministry of Education

Date Published: November 2012

Making an impact

This report analyses the bibliometric performance of New Zealand universities between 1994 and 2007 using data from Thomson Reuters. The report also examines the impact of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) on the academic impact of research by staff at New Zealand universities, as measured by citations per publication. In addition, the report compares the bibliometric performance of New Zealand universities with Australian universities.

Author(s): Warren Smart, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis & Reporting, Ministry of Education

Date Published: March 2009

Mapping the building of capacity and capability within the educational research community

This research project focuses on the educational research capacity and capability of the educational community in New Zealand. Commissioned by the Ministry of Education, the study was conducted by a joint team from the Universities of Auckland and Massey. The study involved 15 higher education institutions (universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, whare wananga) who offered postgraduate level education programmes or were located in population areas where Māori and Pacific nations people live.

Author(s): Auckland UniServices Limited

Date Published: 2001

Massive Open Online Courses

Internationally, a number of emerging technologies and associated developments are becoming available that could have far‐reaching effects on the delivery of tertiary education. One of these developments is Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

The opportunities MOOCs present include the ability for institutions to extend their brand and reach to large international audiences, experiment with innovative pedagogical approaches, an ability to offer niche provision at scale, and a potential reduction of costs. Its challenges and risks include that they are not widely recognised as formal qualifications, the absence of an established business model, and their pedagogical approaches.

We have developed this paper as the start of a conversation between and among government agencies, institutions, employers and learners on the appropriate policy settings and ways to support the introduction of these emerging technologies in the delivery of tertiary education.

This paper also supports the 2014 Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit, being held in Auckland on 5 and 6 June 2014, which looks at the future of tertiary education and the role of technology in it.

Author(s): Avinash Shrivastava and Peter Guiney, Tertiary Education Commission and Ministry of Education.

Date Published: May 2014

Measures of adult literacy and numeracy

This paper explores the relationship between the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey and the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool. Exploring the relationship between these two measures can give us a clearer understanding of the Assessment Tool results by comparing the results with internationally referenced information.

Author(s): David Earle, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2014

Measuring New Zealand students' international capabilities: An exploratory study

This exploratory study considers the feasibility of measuring New Zealand senior secondary (Years 12/13) students' "international capabilities". Building on background work undertaken by the Ministry's International Division, the methodology had three components. Analysis of New Zealand and international literature pertinent to assessment of international capabilities was undertaken. Small-group workshops were conducted with 13 secondary school staff, 21 senior secondary students, and 10 professionals with relevant expertise and perspectives about expression of international capabilities in post-school life. The third component was a visit to the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to discuss similar assessment challenges in their work.

Author(s): Rachel Bolstad, Rosemary Hipkins and Liesje Stevens, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: July 2014

Measuring the returns on investment in tertiary education three and five years after study

This study found that there were significant financial benefits to people from their investment in tertiary education, with higher returns to those who completed a qualification.

Author(s): Bhaskaran Nair

Date Published: June 2007

Measuring the worth of e-Learner support systems: Developing a possible benchmarking method for evaluation effectiveness

This report was commissioned by the Ministry and undertaken by the Aotearoa Tertiary Students’ Association. It tested a survey-based method for assessing learner perceptions of the effectiveness of e-Learning support systems.

The report also surveyed the beliefs of e-Learning professional staff (tutors and support personnel) about the effectiveness of those systems. The findings of the two surveys were tested for any correlation between the learners’ judgments and staff assessments.

Author(s): Jane Renwick & Stephen Owen, Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association.

Date Published: May 2005
Date Released on Education Counts: 16 November 2009

Measuring up – How does the New Zealand’s tertiary education system compare?

Each year, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) publishes Education at a Glance, a collection of indicators that compares the performance of the education systems of its member countries. The indicators in this report give us a good opportunity to view the performance of our system against the systems of other countries. Despite some limitations, the Education at a Glance indicators give us the most reliable and most complete basis for comparison currently available to us.

Measuring up looks at the tertiary education indicators and examines how New Zealand performs on the most important indicators.

Author(s): Roger Smyth & Warren Smart, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis & Reporting [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: September 2008

Men and women moving on up

This report looks at the earnings and outcomes for young men and women who complete a qualification in the New Zealand tertiary education system. It replicates the methodology of Moving on up – what young people earn after their tertiary education (Mahoney et al, 2013) to examine differences in incomes and employment rates for different types of qualifications by gender.

Author(s): Paul Mahoney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2014

Ministry of Education: Computer census report

The Ministry of Education has undertaken a census of schools to establish details and specifications of the computers used for administrative purposes.

Author(s): Jacqui Kerslake, Research and Evaluation, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: October 2001

Modern Apprenticeships – Completion Analysis

This report describes an analysis of the Modern Apprenticeships scheme through examination of the Modern Apprenticeship coordinator data collection, and the industry training administrative dataset. The report extends the concepts and statistical methods used in the companion report industry training - exploring the data.

Author(s): Paul Mahoney, Senior Research Analyst

Date Published: April 2009

Monitoring and Evaluating Curriculum Implementation: Final Evaluation Report on the Implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum 2008–2009

This report presents findings from a national evaluation of the implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum. The project sought to establish a national picture of implementation progress in English-medium schools in the first two years following the curriculum's launch in November 2007.

Author(s): Dr Claire Sinnema - The University of Auckland

Date Published: March 2011

Monitoring research: a synthesis of Ministry of Education analyses of tertiary education research 2004-2008

This report presents a synthesis of the findings of Ministry of Education research between 2004 and 2008 into the research performance of New Zealand’s tertiary education sector.

Author(s): Warren Smart & Roger Smyth

Date Published: February 2008

Monitoring Teacher Supply

This is the home page for the Monitoring Teacher Supply publication series.

Since 1997 the Research Division of the Ministry of Education has undertaken a Teacher Vacancy Survey of all state and state integrated schools at the beginning of each school year to monitor the staffing situation in New Zealand schools. This one-page survey provides the Ministry with a snapshot of the number of entitlement staffing vacancies and re-advertised vacancies in schools at the start of Term 1, and for secondary schools, in what subject areas pressure points are occurring.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Annually

Monitoring the recovery: Post-compulsory education in greater Christchurch

This report is the first in a series that will track trends in the post-compulsory education system in greater Christchurch over the next three years. This first report provides a baseline view of the sector, looking at what happened in 2011 and giving first information on how the system is recovering.

Author(s): Roger Smyth, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: December 2013

Monitoring the Youth Guarantee policy 2010-2012

This report focuses on the initial implementation of the Youth Guarantee policy in the period from 2010 to 2012 and looks at how effective the fees-free places and secondary-tertiary programmes were in improving educational outcomes for young people. Youth training is also included, as funding was transferred from this programme to fees-free places.

Author(s): David Earle, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: February 2014

Motivation and Achievement at Secondary School - The relationship between NCEA design and student motivation and achievement: A Three-Year Follow-Up

This report encompasses the two final years of a four-year longitudinal investigation of the relationship between student achievement and motivation.

Author(s): Luanna H. Meyer, Kirsty F. Weir, John McClure, Frank Walkey, and Lynanne McKenzie [Jessie Heterington Centre for Educational Research and the School of Psychology - Victoria University of Wellington

Date Published: July 2009

Moving on up: What young people earn after their tertiary education

This report forms part of a series called Beyond Tertiary Study. It looks at the outcomes for young people who complete a qualification in the New Zealand tertiary education system. It looks at differences in incomes and employment rates for different types of qualifications. So the information in this report can help young people as they make decisions about what to study.

Author(s): Paul Mahoney, Zaneta Park and Roger Smyth, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: January 2013

Moving Through: Tertiary Education Strategy Monitoring 2010-2012

This report covers progress against the 2010-15 Tertiary Education Strategy for the period to 2012. The information in this report is intended to inform Ministers of the overall progress being made against the Strategy; provide system-level, contextual information to inform ongoing policy and planning by the Ministry of Education, the Tertiary Education Commission, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and other government agencies; provide context for the monitoring of the tertiary education Crown Entities (Tertiary Education Commission, New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Education New Zealand and Careers New Zealand); provide alerts to any possible need to reconsider the policy mix; feed into developing future priorities and strategy, including the next Tertiary Education Strategy and inform broader public debate about the direction of the tertiary education system.

The report is accompanied by a set of cross-strategy indicators that provide enduring measures of the overall health of the tertiary education system.

Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: October 2013

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu: how can language and literacy be optimised for Māori learner success?

This report explores success in literacy and language learning for Māori adults. It captures the perspectives of Māori tutors and students who were or undertaking, or considering, tertiary education at introductory, foundation or certificate level.

Author(s): Hera White, Tania Oxenham, Marion Tahana, Kim Williams and Kimi Matthews, Waikato Institute of Technology

Date Published: August 2009

Māori Economic Outcomes from Tertiary

This latest in a series of factsheets on Māori in tertiary education provides information about student loans among Māori students. In addition, an earlier factsheet on Māori participation in tertiary education is now updated with 2004 enrolment data.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: February 2005

Māori in Tertiary Education

This latest in a series of factsheets on Māori in tertiary education provides information about student loans among Māori students. In addition, an earlier factsheet on Māori participation in tertiary education is now updated with 2004 enrolment data.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: August 2005

Māori in Tertiary Education - Fact Sheets

A series of fact sheets that presents information on Māori tertiary education students: their participation by qualification level, their qualification completions, their field of study and student allowances and loans – as well as participation in industry training by Māori employees.

These series of short fact sheets have been jointly developed by teams from the Ministry of Education – Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Māori Tertiary Education – and the Tertiary Education Commission. These fact sheets provide easy access to key information on Māori in tertiary education and analysis of trends for Māori by selected tertiary education topics.

You can also find information on Māori students in the annual reports Profile & Trends: New Zealand’s Tertiary Education Sector and the Tertiary Education Statistics, also available on Education Counts.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: May 2011

Māori in Tertiary Education Fact Sheets

A series of fact sheets on Māori in tertiary education. These latest fact sheets present data on the participation, retention and progression of Māori students in tertiary education, by qualification level.

Author(s): David Earle, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting and Māori Tertiary Education, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: Last Updated: March 2007

Māori participation and performance in education: A summary by Anne Else

This is a summary by Anne Else of a report prepared for the Ministry of Education in May 1997 entitled Māori Participation & Performance in Education: A Literature Review and Research Programme. The original report was authored by Simon Chapple, Richard Jefferies, and Rita Walker.

Author(s): Anne Else, Report for the Ministry of Education.

Date Published: May 1997

Māori perspectives of Autistic Spectrum Disorder

The purpose of this study was to investigate Māori perspectives of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Parents and whanau of 19 Māori children with ASD shared stories of raising their children.

Author(s): Jill Bevan-Brown, Department of Learning and Teaching, Massey University College of Education.

Date Published: December 2004

Māori student retention, completion and progression in tertiary education

This latest in a series of factsheets on Māori in tertiary education provides information about student loans among Māori students. In addition, an earlier factsheet on Māori participation in tertiary education is now updated with 2004 enrolment data.

Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance & Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: August 2004

Māori tertiary education students in 2009

This is a fact sheet in a series on Māori tertiary education students. There is an associated set of tables available on the Māori Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

This factsheet includes gender information on Māori tertiary education students, the qualifications students are taking, where they are studying, field of study, student allowances and loans and other important characteristics of Māori students. Also included is information on Māori employees in industry training and Gateway.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: May 2011

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