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National Education Findings of Assess to Learn (AtoL) Report

This report describes the impact that the Ministry of Education’s professional development Assess to Learn Project has had on teachers, students and schools in New Zealand.

Author(s): Dr Jenny Poskitt (Massey University) & Kerry Taylor (Education Group Limited).

Date Published: July 2008

National Education Network Trial Extension: Evaluation Report

This report summarises the findings from the evaluation of the National Education Network Trial Extension (NEN Trial). It focuses on changes to teachers’ practices and the learning experiences of their students as a result of their school’s participation in the NEN Trial from July 2011 through to July 2012. Findings reported include respondent perceptions of the impact of the NEN Trial, their confidence, attitudes and values regarding digital technologies, the professional development they have experienced and the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning.

Author(s): Lorrae Ward (PhD) with the support of Patrick Marentette and Kane Meissel, Cyperus Limited.
Report prepared for the Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2013

National School Roll Projections

Projections and forecasts of school rolls are used by the Ministry of Education to assess the demand for resources in the school sector. They support the forecasting of expenditure on teachers’ salaries, schools’ operations grants, and student allowances, as part of the Government’s five-year budget forecasts. The forecast rolls are snapshots; they project primary year-levels as at 1 July and secondary year-levels as at 1 March. The production of a range of projections allows for exploration of medium and long-term effects of different scenarios or assumptions, while forecasts (based on preferred projections) are a best estimate of enrolment numbers in the short term.

These reports include a breakdown of the major changes between the current forecast and the previous forecast. A brief description of the methodology used in the forecast is also provided.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

National Standards: School Sample Monitoring & Evaluation Project 2010

This is the second report from the National Standards School Sample Monitoring and Evaluation Project 2010-2013, a three year project on National Standards implementation in a representative sample of schools.

This report covers implementation in sample schools during 2010 and describes the extent to which National Standards were operating as intended. It summarises key findings for the two major areas of focus for the study in 2010 – Overall Teacher Judgments (OTJs), and reporting to parents, families, and whānau. The report also summarises perspectives of principals and boards of trustees. Data includes OTJs of students’ achievement in relation to the National Standards, copies of students’ end-of-year reports, and survey data from principals, teachers, and Board of Trustees chairpersons.

Author(s): Gill Thomas and Jenny Ward, Maths Technology Limited.

Date Published: August 2011

National Standards: School Sample Monitoring & Evaluation Project 2011

This is the fourth report from the National Standards School Sample Monitoring and Evaluation Project 2010-2013, a three year project on National Standards implementation in a representative sample of schools.

Looking at the extent to which National Standards were operating as intended in 2011, the project focused on Overall Teacher Judgments (OTJs), reporting to parents, reporting to the board of trustees through student achievement targets and identifying students for intervention. In mid-2011 the project team interviewed principals, and collected copies of schools’ student achievement targets and analysis of variance reports. At the end of 2011 they collected OTJs for students from the sample schools, as well as a sample of students’ end-of-year reports. There were also surveys of groups of teachers, principals, and board of trustees' chairpersons. The teacher survey used assessment scenarios to collect information about teachers’ judgments using the National Standards.

Author(s): Jenny Ward and Gill Thomas, Maths Technology Limited

Date Published: September 2012

National Standards: School Sample Monitoring and Evaluation Project

In 2010 the Ministry commissioned a three year monitoring and evaluation project to get a broad overview of the implementation of National Standards in a representative sample of English-medium state schools with Year 1 – 8 students. The National Standards School Sample Monitoring and Evaluation (NSSSME) Project is contracted to Maths Technology Ltd, an independent evaluation company with specialist expertise in literacy, numeracy, educational assessment and evaluation. The project is led by Dr Gill Thomas.

The project collects monitoring and evaluation information from a sample of English-medium state schools as they introduce and implement National Standards in reading, writing and mathematics (Years 1-8). The project tracks the progressive impact of the implementation of National Standards in schools over time, so its focus changes as the implementation focus in schools does.

Author(s): Gill Thomas and Jenny Ward, Maths Technology Limited.

Date Published: Yearly

National Standards: School Sample Monitoring and Evaluation Project

This is the first report from the National Standards School Sample Monitoring and Evaluation Project 2010-2013, a three year project on National Standards implementation in a representative sample of schools.

This report presents results from a mid-2010 survey of 82 principals from schools in the project's sample, and an analysis of sample schools’ formats for reporting to parents in 2010 mid-year reports.

Author(s): Maths Technology Limited. Report for the Ministry of Education.

Date Published: October 2010

National Standards: Survey of Parents and Whānau 2011

This is the third report from the National Standards School Sample Monitoring and Evaluation Project 2010-2013, a three year project on National Standards implementation in a representative sample of schools.

Describing results from a survey of parents and whānau, this report focuses on how schools use information from National Standards to report to and communicate with parents and whānau. The survey was designed to collect information about the extent to which parents and whānau understand the information in their child’s report about their achievement in relation to National Standards and the ways in which families can support learning at home. Consistent with this aim, the views described in this report represent the ways in which parents and whānau have interpreted end-of-year reports rather than an objective analysis of report content. Differences between these perspectives and the findings of a direct analysis of reports are identified.

Author(s): Gill Thomas and Jenny Ward, Maths Technology Limited.

Date Published: September 2012

NCEA Fact Sheets

This page provides access to Ministry of Education reports derived from NCEA results.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

NEMP (National Education Monitoring Project)

This project aimed to obtain a broad picture of the achievement and other educational outcomes of representative samples of students in New Zealand schools at Years 4 and 8. Each year, over a four-year period, different areas related to the curriculum were assessed.

Author(s): Otago University

Date Published: Various

New Zealand Alumni Survey: Experiences, Attitudes and Engagement

This publication is an independent survey to advise how international alumni can help New Zealand tertiary institutions develop and raise their profiles internationally. It identifies the overall attitudes, preferences and expectations of New Zealand alumni residing overseas and levels of support necessary for future activities.

Author(s): The Illuminate Consulting Group

Date Published: October 2009

New Zealand Schools: Ngā Kura o Aotearoa

New Zealand Schools: Ngā Kura o Aotearoa, also known as the Schools Sector Report, is the annual report of the Minister of Education on the compulsory schools sector in New Zealand. The reports provide information on how well the schools sector is performing.

The reports open with a broad survey of student achievement outcomes, drawing together and summarising the latest information. They assesses the extent to which outcomes have improved and areas in which progress is still required.

This is followed by consideration of key issues such as: schools' engagement of their students, their families and communities; quality teaching; and quality schools (which incorporates matters of governance, leadership, resourcing and financial performance).

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: Annually

New Zealand Stocktake: an international critique - National Foundation for Educational Research (UK)

This reports on an evaluation of how the professional development, offered on a national basis to schools over a two-year period commencing 2001, supported the initial implementation of 'Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum'. This included a survey of participants on their views of the issues they and their schools faced in implementing the curriculum and how they considered the professional development assisted them in addressing these issues.

Author(s): Joanna Le Métais

Date Published: February 2002

Ngā Haeata Mātauranga - Annual Report on Maori Education

This is the home page for the Ngā Haeata Mātauranga - Annual Report on Māori Education publication series. See below for a general description of the publication or follow one of the links to view the publication for that year.

Author(s): Education Information and Analysis Group / Group Māori [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: Annually

Ngā Taumatua - Research on literacy practices and language development (Te Reo) in Years 0-1 in Māori medium classrooms

Ngā Taumatua was developed in 2002 as a 12 month professional development programme for resource teachers of Māori. A subsequent professional development programme called Ngā Taumatua Whakapakari was developed for Ngā Taumatua graduates and has been operating since 2005.

Author(s): Stuart McNaughton, Shelley MacDonald, Julia Barber, Sasha Farry and Heneira Woodard

Date Published: 2006

Non-English-Speaking Background Students: A Study of Programmes and Support in New Zealand Schools

This report details the findings of a small-scale, exploratory study undertaken in November 1995 involving 14 schools in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Fifty-four interviews were conducted in these schools to find out more about the types of programmes and support they had in place for their non-English-speaking background (NESB) students. The experiences described and the ideas put forward in the report provide other schools with examples of good practices on how to meet the needs of their NESB students. Author: Shelley Kennedy, Sharon Dewar Published: October 1997

Author(s): Shelley Kennedy and Sharon Dewar

Date Published: October 1997

Non-formal and formal learning – Adults in education

This fact sheet looks at the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 engaged in some form of study in 2006. In particular, it includes new information on the total rate at which adults participated in non-formal learning. The fact sheet also looks at hours spent in non-formal learning, and whether adults were doing this for work-related or personal reasons, and explores how these differ by gender, age, education level, and labour force status.

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

Date Published: March 2010

Numeracy for adults - latest findings from teaching and learning research

This report identifies critical factors for successful numeracy learning in tertiary education. It is based on the latest teaching and learning research from New Zealand and overseas. It sets out the practical implications of these findings for how providers teach numeracy, particularly as part of vocational qualifications.

Author(s): Gill Thomas and Jenny Ward (Maths Technology Ltd.)

Date Published: July 2009

Numeracy for adults: building skills with online learning links

This report describes a project that supplemented workplace learning with online numeracy activities. It found that simple online tasks that trainees completed in their own time helped them to improve their numeracy skills.

Author(s): Gill Thomas & Jenny Ward

Date Published: June 2010

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