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Raising Māori students' achievement in Te Taitokerau

This publication is a summary of the Evaluation of Te Putahitanga Matauranga. Te Putahitanga Matauranga (TPM) is an education improvement and development project aimed at raising Māori students' achievement in Te Taitokerau (the Far North). TPM encompasses 78 schools in the Far North from Cape Reinga to Towai. The full report is attached as a downloadable file.

Author(s): Margie Hohepa, Kuni Jenkins with Jo Mane, Dale Sherman-Godinet and Sharon Toi, The International Research Institute for Māori and Indigenous Education, University of Auckland.

Date Published: February 2004

Reading Achievement in New Zealand in 1990 and 2001: Results from the Trends in IEA's Reading Literacy Study

The aim of this report is to present a descriptive summary of similarities and differences between the achievement in reading literacy of New Zealand Year 5 students in 2001 and that of their counterparts in 1990. Year 5 students' achievement is examined in both a national and international setting with reference to the home and classroom context in which reading activities occur.

Author(s): Robyn Caygill and Megan Chamberlain

Date Published: September 2005

Reading Literacy in New Zealand: Final Results from PIRLS and the Repeat of the 1990-1991 Reading Literacy Study (10-Year Trends Study) for Year 5 Students

This document is a summary of the final results from New Zealand's participation in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study and the partial replication of the 1990-1991 IEA Reading Literacy Study (10-Year Trends Study). These studies involved Year 5 students and were administered in New Zealand in November 2001.

Author(s): Comparative Education Research Unit, Ministry of Education

Date Published: April 2003

Recruitment and Retention in New Zealand Secondary Schools

A small-scale qualitative study was undertaken in 20 secondary schools throughout New Zealand between June and September 2002 to identify any barriers which may exist to the recruitment and retention of beginning teachers, heads of departments (HoDs) and people returning to teaching after taking a break. In total, 20 principals, 19 coordinators of beginning teachers, 63 beginning teachers, 56 HoDs and 20 returning teachers were interviewed for the study

Author(s): Sharon Dewar, Shelley Kennedy, Catherine Staig and Lois Cox

Date Published: 2003

Report on Research into the Circumstances of Very Young International Students in NZ

This report on research into the circumstances of very young international students informed policy work in 2003 resulting in stronger protections for international students aged 13 and under studying in New Zealand. A downloadable Word version of the report is available at the bottom of this page.

Author(s): International Division

Date Published: 27 July 2006

Report on Secondary Teacher Workload Study

This research, carried out by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in 2004, looks at the hours worked, the kinds of work performed and the manageability of that work, for principals, middle managers and teachers in New Zealand secondary schools. This study was a recommendation of the Ministerial Taskforce on Secondary Teacher Remuneration which reported in 2003. The research was commissioned by the Ministry of Education.

Author(s): Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Adrian Beavis, Helena Barwick, Imelda Carthy and Jenny Wilkinson

Date Published: 2005

Report on the New Zealand National Curriculum, 2002 - Australian Council of Educational Research

As part of the New Zealand Curriculum Stocktake, the New Zealand Ministry of Education commissioned the Australian Council of Educational Research to prepare a commentary on the New Zealand National Curriculum. Sue Ferguson conducted the project as a commissioned consultant to ACER.

Author(s): Clive McGee, Alister Jones, Russell Bishop, Bronwen Cowie, Mary Hill, Thelma Miller, Ann Harlow, Debbie Oliver, Sarah Tiakiwai and Karen MacKenzie

Date Published: 2003

Research Bulletin No 10, October 1999

The Research Bulletin, No 10, October 1999 was first published in 1999 by the Research Division, Ministry of Education, PO Box 1666, Wellington, New Zealand. Enquiries should be made to the publisher. Copyright Ministry of Education

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: October 1999

Research Bulletin No 11, June 2000

The Research Bulletin No 11, June 2000 was first published in 2000 by the Research Division, Ministry of Education, PO Box 1666, Wellington, New Zealand.

Author(s): Research Division [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: June 2000

Research Bulletin No 12, June 2001

The Research Bulletin, No 12, June 2001 was first published in 2001 by the Research Division, Ministry of Education, PO Box 1666, Wellington, New Zealand. Enquiries should be made to the publisher. Copyright Ministry of Education.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: June 2001

Research measures: comparing seven new measures of research performance in tertiary education

A high degree of correlation was found between the various PBRF quality scores at the TEO level.

Author(s): Warren Smart and Roger Smyth

Date Published: June 2005

Research measures: comparing the new with the old

Two historical measures of TEO research performance in the universities - total research outputs and external research income - were found to have a high degree of correlation with the PBRF quality scores.

Author(s): Warren Smart and Roger Smyth

Date Published: June 2005

Research par excellence: The factors associated with higher research quality in New Zealand tertiary education organisations

This report applies statistical modelling to the results of the 2006 Performance-Based Research Fund Quality Evaluation to identify the staff characteristics associated with higher research quality.

Author(s): Warren Smart

Date Published: May 2008

Research project on integrated effective service provision for children and young people with physical disabilities: Two part research project

The research reports from both projects will be valuable for everyone involved in striving towards integrated effective practice for students with physical disabilities. The research captures day-to-day challenges and achievements.

Author(s): Phillipa Clark, University of Auckland; Jude MacArthur, Donald Beasley Institute; Trevor McDonald, Education Associates Limited; Carolyn Simmons Carlsson, and Pat Caswell, Special Education, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: November 2007

Research project on International Student Exchanges – Sending our Students Overseas (2008)

This research reports on the uptake of study abroad opportunities by New Zealand tertiary students. The research was undertaken by Victoria University on contract to the Ministry of Education. The report provides key reasons for low uptake of study abroad by New Zealand students; proposes a number of factors which students and institutions could consider to increase the attractiveness of exchange programmes; and includes downloadable Guidelines for New Zealand tertiary education institutions to help promote and support international student exchange opportunities for New Zealand students.

Author(s): Stephanie Doyle, Phil Gendall, Carolyn Tait, Luanna Meyer, Janet Hoek, Lynanne McKenzie, & Avatar Loorparg.

Jessie Hetherington Centre for Educational Research, Victoria University of Wellington, in collaboration with the Department of Marketing, Massey University

Date Published: March 2008

Research Record

Information about research and evaluation work undertaken and commissioned by the Research Division of the Ministry of Education. Also available here is a list of current and old publications.

Author(s): Research Division [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: Various

Resource Teachers Literacy: Operational and Policy Review

This report has been prepared by the Ministry of education to conduct an evaluation of the Resource Teachers Literacy (RTLit Service. The RTLit Service is designed to provide short, intensive support to students with high literacy needs, and to identify students with persistent learning needs who will require ongoing specialist support. RTLts are specialist teachers whose role is to support and assist staff in schools to meet the needs of Years 1 to 8 students experiencing difficulties with literacy learning. This report synthesises the work across all stages of the evaluation to make evidence based conclusioins about the operation of the service and its effectiveness.

Author(s): Martin Jenkins & Associates Limited for the Ministry of Education.

Date Published: September 2014

Resource Teachers: Learning and behaviour: Data on the schools and students they worked with In 2001 (Annual Report 2001)

The Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) service began in 1999 to assist schools and teachers to achieve the best learning outcomes for their students who have moderate special education needs. RTLB complete an Annual Report at the end of each year which asks for information about the schools and students they worked with during the year and the nature of their work. The following article details the results from the 2001 Annual Reports and provides an overview of the work undertaken by RTLB during that year.

Author(s): Research and Evaluation Unit, Ministry of Education

Date Published: March 2003

Resource Teachers: Literacy Data Collection

This is the home page for the Resource Teachers: Literacy Data Collection publication series.

Data on students taught by Resource Teachers: Literacy (RT:Lits) and their precursors, the Resource Teachers of Reading (RTRs) have been collected and analysed each year since 1992. RT:Lits offer specialist assistance to primary and intermediate level school students (mostly six to twelve-year-olds) with moderate difficulties in reading and written literacy, and oral language. The data provide valuable information for commenting on these children and for policy makers in making sound decisions about the work and role of the Resource Teachers: Literacy.

Author(s): Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: Annually

Results of the School Board of Trustees Elections

These reports summarise information on the triennial boards of trustees elections, and mid-term elections. The reports focus on the election of parent representatives to school boards of trustees.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: Various

Retention, Completion and Progression in Tertiary Education

This report looks at trends in retention, completion, and progression in tertiary education up to 2002.

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

Date Published: March 2004

Retention, Completion and Progression in Tertiary Education in New Zealand

This paper discusses the results of the first comprehensive longitudinal study of qualification retention, completion and progression in tertiary education in New Zealand. Of the cohort of domestic students who started a qualification at a public tertiary education provider in 1998, 40 percent had gained a qualification by the end of 2002, 9 percent were still studying, and 51 percent had left without gaining a qualification.

Author(s): David Scott

Date Published: March 2005

Review of developmental orientation and mobility service delivery

The purpose of the review was to provide the Ministry with ideas and options for how best to meet children’s DOM needs within existing resource constraints. The Ministry wanted the review to consider the funding, management, service models and provision of DOM services as well as future workforce needs and implications. The needs of Māori, Pasifika and children with complex needs were also considered.

Author(s): Dr Barbara Disley

Date Published: September 2011

Review of future-focused research on teaching and learning

This Review is based upon information retrieved from the world wide web about recently completed or on-going large-scale international research initiatives which are future-focused and specifically about teaching and learning. The Review has two parts - a report and an annotated bibliography. The report identifies, discusses and evaluates major themes and patterns to emerge from the material retrieved. It also discusses the state of the futures field in education, considers some key policy issues and suggests some areas for further research. The annotated bibliography contains 97 individual template entries organised by theme. The appendices provide a comprehensive listing of all major web-sites visited and the supplementary material reviewed. Indexes at the end organise the templates by major theme and by country or region.

Author(s): John Codd, Mark Brown, John Clark, Jan McPherson, Helen O'Neill, John O'Neill, Hine Waitere-Ang and Nick Zepke, Institute for Professional development and Educational Research Massey University College of Education.

Date Published: 2002

Review of Secondary Schools' use of NCEA professional development resources 2005-2006.

The Publication "School/Cluster Based Secondary Qualifications Professional Development - Review of Secondary Schools' use of NCEA professional development resources, 2005-2006" reviews the Ministry of Education funded programme of professional development to support the implementation of Scholarship and NCEA for the period June 2005 to July 2006.

Author(s): Louise Starkey, Susan Stevens, Mike Taylor, Rawiri Toia, Anne Yates, Cedric Hall, Lynanne McKenzie and Luanna Meyer

Date Published: July 2006

Review of the International Student Levy

This publication is an independent review of the International Student Levy (ISL or the Levy) which currently applies to primary and secondary state and state-integrated schools that receive tuition fees from international-fee paying students studying in New Zealand.

Author(s): Price Waterhouse Coopers

Date Published: July 2008

Review of the Literature on Individual Education Plans

A literature review of national and international developments in the use of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) with schools and families, with particular attention to special education assessment practice(s) and their relationship to the IEP process.

Author(s): David Mitchell, Missy Morton and Garry Hornby

Date Published: September 2011

Review of the Specialist Classroom Teacher Pilot Full Report (2006)

This review was undertaken alongside the implementation of the Specialist Classroom Teacher scheme, in state and integrated secondary schools across NZ, in 2006. This is the Full Report page, the Summary Report page is found here.

Author(s): Lorrae Ward

Date Published: 6 July 2007

Review of the Specialist Classroom Teacher Pilot Summary Report (2006)

This review was undertaken alongside the implementation of the Specialist Classroom Teacher scheme, in state and integrated secondary schools across NZ, in 2006. This is the Summary Report page, the Full Report page is found here.

Author(s): Lorrae Ward

Date Published: May 2007

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