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School Entry Assessment: June 1997-Dec 2000

To achieve early success at school, a child needs to link what is being taught with past experiences and existing knowledge, understandings and skills. Teachers help children to make these links by learning about each child through observation and assessment, and by designing programmes that enable the child to use existing understandings and skills as they participate in the classroom programme.

Author(s): Di Davies

Date Published: 2001

School ICT Infrastructure Survey

The School ICT Infrastructure Survey provides information about the current state of ICT infrastructure in New Zealand schools, how they are currently using technology and what they would find valuable in terms of content and services to enhance teaching and learning.

Author(s): Schools Infrastructure Group, Ultra-fast Broadband in Schools, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: April 2013

School ICT Network Infrastructure Upgrade Project: Evaluation of Early Impacts

This report reviews the early impacts of the Network Infrastructure Upgrade Project which provides small schools with either an upgrade to an outdated computer network, or installs a new network if none exists. 50 schools were selected to participate in this evaluation where either the principal or their representative were interviewed.

Author(s): L. Ward, B. Weston and T. Bowker

Date Published: March 2007

School leavers’ progression to bachelors-level study

This study looks at the likelihood of people leaving school for bachelors level study. It considered school leavers who had gained the University Entrance standard. The study investigated how the decision to go on to bachelors-level study was affected by the students’ standard of performance in NCEA, their ethnic group and gender, the socio-economic ranking (decile) of the school they attended, and whether or not they progressed directly to tertiary study after leaving school. The study used a method of reporting ethnicity that allowed for comparisons both within and between ethnic groups.

The report finds that those students with higher levels of success in NCEA were significantly more likely to go on to bachelors-level study. The decile of the school attended made no difference to this likelihood for Asian and European students, but Māori and some Pasifika students, with higher levels of academic ability, and who came from lower-decile schools, were significantly less likely to go on to bachelors study than similar students from higher-decile schools.

Author(s): Ralf Engler, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: March 2010

School Roll Summary Reports

These reports briefly summarise the results from the July school roll returns. They include statistics on the number of schools, changes in school enrolment of domestic and foreign fee-paying students, participation in Māori-medium and Pasifika-medium Education, Early Childhood attendance by Year one students, secondary school subject choices and changes in apparent retention rates in secondary schools.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: Various

School Staffing Improvements: Evaluation of the impact of additional teaching staff provided through the School Staffing Review

This evaluation was carried out by the Education Review Office under contract to the Ministry of Education in 2004.

Author(s): Education Review Office

Date Published: July 2007

School Support Staff - Collectively Making Resources Count

In this project, the Support Staff Working Group’s brief was to consider what could be done, within current school management and funding arrangements, to optimise the efficiency and effectiveness of the support staff workforce in contributing to learning outcomes for students. Current policy setting with regard to the funding of support staff was outside the terms of reference for this project.

This report of the Working Group is centrally about the characteristics of support staff in New Zealand schools and about management capability and practices in schools with respect to the employment of support staff.

Author(s): Education Workforce, Schooling

Date Published: July 2011

School's out - what next?

This study looked at the destinations of young New Zealanders after they left school. It considered the likelihood of a student choosing a destination from a range of post-secondary school activities—no further study, targeted training, lower-level certificate study, industry training, Modern Apprenticeships, and non-degree study at level 4 or above—diplomas and certificates at level 4.

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

Date Published: June 2011

Scoping support for New Zealand Sign Language users accessing the Curriculum Part I: An international literature review

This literature review has focused on the needs of those deaf children for whom visual communication through a Sign Language is beneficial for their educational development. The aim is to allow the sector to constantly and critically re-examine its work and approaches, as is called for in the literature (Schick et al 2006).

Released on Education Counts: December 2010

Author(s): Prepared by Fitzgerald & Associates for the Ministry of Education

Date Published: October 2010

Scoping support for New Zealand Sign Language users accessing the Curriculum Part II: A New Zealand overview

Language instruction to children with hearing loss requires the highest level of competency at the earliest age levels in order to optimize neural plasticity providing the child the best opportunity to develop age or cognitively appropriate language development. This document addresses the need for children with hearing loss and their families to have high quality opportunities in visual communication, as we would also strive to provide for auditory/spoken language communication.

Released on Education Counts: December 2010

Author(s): Prepared by Fitzgerald & Associates for the Ministry of Education

Date Published: October 2010

Secondary Literacy

National and international evidence suggests that in many education systems, including New Zealand, large numbers of students graduate from or leave school without the levels of literacy and language knowledge and skills needed for successful 21st century living.

The education research literature identifies that there are many challenges in meeting the literacy demands of upper primary and secondary schooling. In New Zealand, adolescent literacy interventions, such as the Secondary Literacy Project (SLP), are part of a wider strategy for addressing underachievement, especially for Māori and Pasifika students.

Author(s): Woolf Fisher Research Centre, University of Auckland.

Date Published: March 2013

Secondary Qualifications Statistics

The annual Secondary Qualifications Statistics publications provide access to secondary school qualifications dating back to 2001.

Author(s): New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Date Published: 2007

Shifting Balances - The impact of Level 1 NCEA on the Teaching of Mathematics and Science

This small-scale project investigated changes in teaching and learning in 18 case study schools, nine in mathematics and nine in science, as the NCEA implementation beds in at Year 11.

Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins, Alex Neill

Date Published: December 2003

Shifting Balances 2 - The impact of the NCEA Implementation on the Teaching of Geography and Home Economics

This research was funded by the Ministry of Education, as was the first round of Shifting Balances on which it builds.

Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins, Lindsey Conner and Alex Neill

Date Published: August 2005

Shifting the focus: Achievement information for professional learning
A summary of the sustainability of professional development in literacy

This publication is a summary of The Sustainability of Professional Development in Literacy, Parts 1 and 2, research commissioned by the Ministry of Education and led by Dr Helen Timperley, University of Auckland. The research was part of a much larger project, Strengthening Education in Mangere and Otara (SEMO), which aimed to raise achievement significantly for students in these two communities.

Author(s): Dr Helen Timperley, Joy Wiseman and Irene Fung, University of Auckland and Gwenneth Phillips, Child Literacy Foundation.

Date Published: 2003

Skills and education: How well do educational qualifications measure skills?

This report, based on the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey 2006, examines the link between English literacy and numeracy skills and educational qualifications by looking at the characteristics of people who have high levels of qualifications but low levels of literacy or numeracy, and at those who have high levels of literacy or numeracy despite low levels of qualifications.

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

Date Published: September 2009

Skills, qualifications and wages: An analysis from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills survey

This study used data from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills survey to look at the extent to which hourly wages can be explained by skills and qualifications across industries and occupations. Hourly wages can be viewed as a measure of employee productivity. The results show that qualifications and literacy and numeracy skills are both related to higher hourly wages. However, the effects differ across industries and occupation. In addition, age, gender and first-language also have an influence on wages.

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

Date Published: May 2009

Skills, qualifications, experience and the distribution of wages

This paper extends previous work on skills, qualifications and wages to look at the relationship between literacy skills and qualifications to the distribution of wages. It draws on data from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey. It shows that people with higher levels of literacy have significantly greater opportunities to earn higher incomes, where they are earning above the median wage.

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

Date Published: March 2010

Slow repayers: The characteristics of borrowers who make slow progress in reducing their student loans

This report looks at people who used the Student Loan Scheme (SLS) and left tertiary study between 2000 and 2006, and focuses on those who make slow progress towards repaying their loans.

Author(s): Nick Chen and Michael Webster, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: March 2013

Social and economic indicators of education

This report uses data from the 2008 New Zealand General Social Survey to explore how a range of 30 social and economic indicators vary with education. It provides evidence supporting known economic benefits, and new evidence on a range of social indicators, including health and safety, voting, volunteering, social cohesion, national identity, tolerance and environmental practices.

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

Date Published: August 2010

Special Education 2000: Evaluation and monitoring

In October 1998, a team from Massey University was contracted by the Ministry of Education to provide independent evaluation and monitoring of Special Education 2000 (SE2000) over a three year period. This page provides links to the final research reports.

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

Date Published: 2002

State of Education in New Zealand

This is the home page for the annual State of Education in New Zealand publication series. This report presents a picture of New Zealand’s education system with indicators on participation, achievement, effective teaching, labour market outcomes and resourcing across the early childhood, schooling and tertiary sectors. This report has been superseded by the Education Sector Indicators.

Author(s): Strategy and System Performance, Ministry of Education

Date Published: 2006-2008

Statistical Tables for NZ's Tertiary Education Sector: Profile & Trends 2004

These statistical tables support the information in New Zealand’s Tertiary Education Sector: Profile and Trends 2004.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: December 2005

Status of Teachers Research Project 2002-2006

A joint research project was undertaken by the New Zealand Teachers Council and the Ministry of Education inquiring into the status of teachers in New Zealand and implications for recruitment, retention and professionalism of teachers.

Research Division was commissioned to provide an evidence base for development of policy and benchmarks for on-going monitoring. Three research reports were completed, of which the second and third will be formally published. The first scoping report is available on request to the Ministry of Education or the Teachers Council and the other two are formally published.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

Staying at School Consultation Report

The Ministry of Education commissioned a consultation exercise with principals, education sector representatives and with students who have left school before turning 16 to identify the key barriers and incentives around student retention in New Zealand.

Author(s): The Ministry of Education

Date Published: September 2006

Staying the course: school leavers completing their first one-year non-degree qualification

This study looks at the performance of young tertiary students studying in their first one-year non-degree qualification. Performance is measured as to how likely it is they complete that same qualification.

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

Date Published: March 2013

Strategic Research Initiative

Over the last four years, the Ministry of Education has been directing significant efforts into refocusing its work and effectiveness. This has involved working towards a more strategic approach to policy planning and development, including aligning policy development and research more closely. One aspect of this work has been developing a set of strategic research priorities. The Ministry recognised that it needed a stronger information base and initiated the Strategic Research Initiative project. This literature review is one of suite of “state-of-the-art” literature reviews that the Ministry commissioned in 1999 as a first step in this project.

Author(s): Anne Smith, Grace Grima, Michael Gaffney, Kim Powell, Children's Issues Centre, University of Otago.

Date Published: March 2000

Strengthening Education in Mangere and Otara (SEMO)

Strengthening Education in Mangere and Otara (SEMO) is a Ministry of Education intervention designed to increase the capacity of the schools and communities of Mangere and Otara to offer high quality learning environments for children. This is the third and final evaluation report on the SEMO initiative. Three separate studies are considered in this report: School Governance, Reporting to Parents, and Perceptions of Pasifika Student Achievement.

Author(s): Viviane Robinson and Helen Timperley in association with Lorrae Ward, Lili Tuioti, Violet Tu'uga Stevenson, Sue Mitchell

Date Published: 2004

Student decision making by prospective tertiary students, a review of existing New Zealand and overseas literature

This report reviews and synthesises research literature on decision-making by prospective students on whether, where and what to study at a tertiary level. The report is based on findings from New Zealand and overseas literature and will contribute to knowledge and understanding of the factors that influence student-decision making. It provides useful information for people who advise prospective students on their education and career choices.

Author(s): Linda Leach and Nick Zepke

Date Published: March 2005

Student Engagement

These reports provide analysis of stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions, expulsions, and early leaving exemptions for students enrolled in state or state-integrated schools.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

Student Engagement in the Middle Years of Schooling (Years 7-10): A Literature Review

Research undertaken in New Zealand and other countries consistently suggests that student engagement in school and learning decreases during the middle years of schooling. The aim of this literature review, which was undertaken by Evaluation Associates and Massey University on behalf of the Ministry of Education, was to explore the relationship between academic engagement and student achievement and what can be done to raise levels of engagement in New Zealand schools.

Author(s): Robyn Gibbs & Dr Jenny Poskitt [Report to the Ministry of Education]

Date Published: 03 June 2010

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2000

The Student Loan Scheme Annual Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2000, incorporating the financial report to 30 June 2000.

Author(s): Ministry of Education, Inland Revenue, and Work and Income New Zealand.

Date Published: December 2000

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2001

The Student Loan Scheme Annual Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2001, incorporating the financial report to 30 June 2001.

Author(s): Ministry of Education, Inland Revenue, and Work and Income New Zealand.

Date Published: December 2001

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2002

The Student Loan Scheme Annual Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2002, incorporating the financial report to 30 June 2002.

Author(s): Ministry of Education, Inland Revenue, and Ministry of Social Development.

Date Published: September 2002

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2003

The Student Loan Scheme Annual Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2003, incorporating the financial report to 30 June 2003. This report contains financial and demographic information on the Student Loan Scheme, including information on student loan borrowing and debt up to 30 June 2003. In addition to the information presented in previous years, this year's report contains new and additional information including:

  • more detailed contextual information on the role of the loan scheme in the tertiary system;
  • the fair valuation of the scheme;
  • more detailed information on modelling assumptions; and
  • information from the new integrated Student Loan dataset.

Author(s): Ministry of Education, Inland Revenue, and Ministry of Social Development.

Date Published: September 2003

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2004

The Student Loan Scheme Annual Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2004, incorporating the financial report to 30 June 2004. 2004 is the thirteenth year of operation of the Student Loan Scheme. This report provides a comprehensive picture of the Scheme to date including:

  • full audited financial accounts up to 30 June 2004.
  • an overview of the government's policy for student financial support.
  • a description of the components of the Scheme and how they work.
  • extensive statistics on the loan scheme including statistics on loan uptake, loan repayments, outstanding debt, borrowers overseas, long-term debt projections, interest write-offs and capital write-offs due to bankruptcy or death.
  • a fair valuation of the scheme, developed by the actuaries working for the agencies that manage the scheme.

Author(s): Ministry of Education, Inland Revenue, and Ministry of Social Development

Date Published: October 2004

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2005

The Student Loan Scheme Annual Report to 30 June 2005, incorporating the financial report to 30 June 2005. Prepared by the Ministry of Education, Inland Revenue and StudyLink (a division of the Ministry of Social Development).

Author(s): Ministry of Education, Inland Revenue, and Ministry of Social Development

Date Published: October 2005

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2006

The Student Loan Scheme Annual Report to 30 June 2006, incorporating the financial report to 30 June 2006. This year’s annual report is the first prepared since the introduction of the new interest-free student loans policy. It was prepared using new international financial reporting standards. Comparisons between the data presented in the 2006 report and information in earlier years’ reports should be made with due care. 2006 is the fifteenth year of operation of the Student Loan Scheme. This report provides a comprehensive picture of the Scheme to date including:

  • full audited financial accounts up to 30 June 2006
  • an overview of the government's policy for student financial support
  • a description of the components of the Scheme and how they work
  • extensive statistics on the loan scheme including statistics on loan uptake, loan repayments, borrowers overseas, interest write-offs and capital write-offs due to bankruptcy or death
  • the fair valuation of the scheme.

Author(s): Ministry of Education, Inland Revenue, and Ministry of Social Development

Date Published: October 2006

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2007

The Annual Report for 2007 provides information on the scheme and those who borrowed from it in 2006, as well as the financial schedules for the fiscal year to 30 June 2007.

Key findings in the report are:

  • The nominal value of loan balances was $9.413 billion as at 30 June 2007
  • 167,000 students borrowed from the loan scheme in 2006 (56% of eligible students)
  • As at 30 June 2007 499,000 people had a student loan
  • The median repayment time for those who left study in 2003 and remained in New Zealand is forecast to be 6 years.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: November 2007

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2008

The Annual Report for 2008 provides information on the scheme and those who borrowed from it in 2007, as well as the financial schedules for the fiscal year to 30 June 2008.

Key findings in the report are:

  • The nominal value of loan balances was $9.573 billion as at 30 June 2008
  • 174,000 students borrowed from the loan scheme in 2007 (66% of eligible students)
  • As at 30 June 2008 530,000 people had a student loan with Inland Revenue for collection
  • The median repayment time for those who left study in 2005 is forecast to be 7 years.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: October 2008

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2009

The Annual Report for 2009 provides information on the scheme and those who borrowed from it in 2008, as well as the financial schedules for the fiscal year to 30 June 2009.

Key findings in the report are:

  • The nominal value of loan balances was $10.259 billion as at 30 June 2009
  • 179,000 students borrowed from the loan scheme in 2008 (69% of eligible students)
  • As at 30 June 2009 562,000 people had a student loan with Inland Revenue for collection
  • The median repayment time for those who left study in 2006 is forecast to be 7 years

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: November 2009

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2010

The Annual Report for 2010 provides information on the scheme and those who borrowed from it in 2009, as well as the financial schedules for the fiscal year to 30 June 2010.

This year’s report is structured so that the information aligns with the outcomes framework developed by the agencies that manage and administer the scheme. Key findings in the report are:

  • The nominal value of loan balances was $11.145 billion as at 30 June 2010
  • 199,000 students borrowed from the loan scheme in 2009 (71% of eligible students)
  • As at 30 June 2010 587,500 people had a student loan with Inland Revenue for collection
  • The median repayment time for those who left study in 2006 is forecast to be 6.5 years

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: October 2010

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2011

The Annual Report for 2011 provides information on the scheme and those who borrowed from it in 2010, as well as the financial schedules for the fiscal year to 30 June 2011. This year's report is structured so that the information aligns with the outcomes framework developed by the agencies that manage and administer the scheme.

Key findings in the report are:

  • The nominal value of loan balances was $12.1 billion as at 30 June 2011.
  • 212,000 students borrowed from the loan scheme in 2010 (74 percent of eligible students).
  • As at 30 June 2011, 621,000 people had a student loan with Inland Revenue for collection.
  • The median repayment time for those who left study in 2006 and remain in New Zealand was 5.2 years.

Author(s): Ministry of Education.

Date Published: October 2011

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2012

The Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2012 provides information on the scheme and those who borrowed from it in 2011, as well as the financial schedules for the year to 30 June 2012. The information in the report aligns with the outcomes framework developed by the agencies that manage and administer the scheme. Key findings in the report are:

  • The nominal value of loan balances was $13.0 billion as at 30 June 2012.
  • 207,000 students borrowed from the loan scheme in 2011 (74 percent of eligible students). As at 30 June 2012, 701,000 people had a student loan with Inland Revenue.
  • The median repayment time for those who left study in 2008 and remained in New Zealand was 5.5 years.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: December 2012

Student Loan Scheme Annual Reports

This is the home page for the Student Loan Scheme Annual Report publication series. The Student Loan Scheme Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament each year since 2001 and provides public accountability information to government and New Zealanders to show that the scheme is achieving its primary objective – ensuring that tertiary education is financially attainable to all New Zealanders.

Each report provides information on the loan scheme and its performance, as well as statistics on those borrowing under the scheme and their repayment behaviour. In addition, each report contains financial schedules for the most recent fiscal year.

Author(s): Ministry of Education, Inland Revenue, the Ministry of Social Development and Statistics New Zealand

Date Published: Annually

Student Loans Among Māori Students

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

Student Safety and Well-being in School Boarding Accommodation

The report details the results of a study of New Zealand boarding schools. The purpose of the study was to obtain information that would inform decisions about what government regulations may be necessary in respect of the safety and well-being of students in school boarding accommodation. Several key groups in each school were surveyed for their views: principals; boarding house managers; and staff; school counsellors; parents and senior students.

Author(s): Shelley Kennedy, Fred Bishop, Ngaire Bennie

Date Published: November 2002

Students Going to School in 2006

The purpose of this report is to provide summary statistics on teacher numbers, funding, and actual and projected enrolments numbers. A regional breakdown of the estimated number of new entrant students starting school at the beginning of the school year is also provided.

Author(s): Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education

Date Published: February 2006

Students Going to School in 2007

The purpose of this report is to provide an outline of actual and projected trends in student enrolments both regionally and nationally.

Author(s): Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: February 2007

Students’ Achievement as they Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling

This is one of three reports on a study which followed a diverse group of New Zealand students as they made the transition from primary to secondary schooling, progressed through Year 9 and on in to Year 10.

Author(s): Sharon Cox and Shelley Kennedy

Date Published: September 2008

Students’ Transition between School and Tertiary Education: 2nd Edition

The purpose of this document is to report on recent trends in school leavers’ transition between school and tertiary education.

Author(s): Marian Loader & Jacinta Dalgety, Ministry of Education

Date Published: April 2008

Studying engineering at university: Who is eligible and who decides to study it?

This report considers the question: 'How many students leave school with the pre-requisites that enable them to study engineering?' In addition it investigates the likelihood of these students going on to study engineering in their first year of study at university. It also considers the transition of students to science degrees at university, and compares them to the transition to engineering degrees.

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

Date Published: March 2013

Successful Home-School Partnerships

The purpose of this research project is to improve understanding of the key elements of successful home–school partnerships, and how these partnerships operate in different school settings. The project has two parts—a review of evidence, and an empirical research component. Both parts of the project are reported on here.

Author(s): Ally Bull, Keren Brooking & Renee Campbell

Date Published: June 2008

Successful transitions from early intervention to school-age special education services

The purpose of this report is to explore what is currently ‘not working’ in transitions from EI to school-age services from the perspectives of people involved in these transitions—to identify ‘what we can do better’ and explore how to improve transitions and outcomes for young people—to identify ‘what we do well’ and ‘what needs to be changed, and how’.

Author(s): Jacky Burgon with Joanne Walker, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: September 2013

Summary of submissions in response to the Deaf Education Discussion Paper 2010

In June 2010, the Ministry of Education released the Deaf Education Discussion Paper 2010 (the Ministry, the Discussion Paper, the Paper). The Review of Special Education sought feedback on a broad range of issues. In deaf education there are a number of specific drivers for change and we asked you to help improve specialist education services for deaf and hearing impaired children and young people.

Released on Education Counts: April 2011

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: October 2010

Summary Report: Integrated effective service provision for children and young people with physical disabilities: Scoping Project

This is a summary of the first stage of a research programme on effective services for students with disabilities, commissioned by the Ministry of Education's Advisory Reference Group for Students with Physical Disabilities. The summary covers the key themes from the report on the scoping project - Integrated and effective service provision for children and young people with physical disabilities - and outlines a plan for the next phase of the research.

Author(s): Trevor McDonald and Pat Caswell, School of Education, University of Otago.

Date Published: August 2001

Summary Report: Motivation and Achievement at Secondary School - The Relationship between NCEA Design and Student Motivation and Achievement: A Three Year Follow-Up

This Longitudinal Research on the NCEA and Student Motivation and Achievement reports the results of the final two years of a four year research project to investigate relationships between the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and how students think about their learning and achieve academically in secondary school. This is the summary report, the full report from which this summary report is derived will be available from mid-July.

Author(s): Luanna H. Meyer, John McClure, Kirsty F. Weir, Frank Walkey, and Lynanne McKenzie

Date Published: June 2009

Support for Beginning Teachers

The ageing teacher workforce and increased demands for secondary teachers, both domestically and internationally, mean that retention of beginning teachers is an important factor in effectively managing and maintaining teacher supply.

Author(s): Margery Renwick

Date Published: December 2001

Supporting deaf learners using visual modes of communication within mainstream schools to access the curriculum

Many deaf learners are geographically dispersed and many attend local mainstream classes, which can result in linguistic isolation with little access to natural visual language models. There is concern that they don’t always have adequate access to the curriculum because of their communication needs. The Ministry commissioned this report from Fitzgerald and Associates to understand their communication needs and current provision of services, whether different services might better meet their needs and how current services might be reconfigured. This report informs ongoing work on improving access to education for deaf learners.

Author(s): Fitzgerald and Associates. Commissioned by Sally Jackson and Yvonne Hope, Special Education Strategy, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2012

Supporting future-oriented learning and teaching - a New Zealand perspective

This research project draws together findings from new data and more than 10 years of research on current practice and futures-thinking in education. The report discusses some emerging principles for future learning, how these are currently expressed in New Zealand educational thinking and practice and what they could look like in future practice.

Author(s): Rachel Bolstad and Jane Gilbert, with Sue McDowall, Ally Bull, Sally Boyd and Rosemary Hipkins [New Zealand Council for Educational Research]

Date Published: June 2012

Survey of Overseas Teachers

This is the home page for the Survey of Overseas Teachers 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): Vijayantimala Anand and Sharon Dewar

Date Published: Annually

Survey of Special Education resourcing

In 2007/08 an independent survey was undertaken to inform the Government about the level of special education resources received by schools and the allocation of special education resources to students.

Author(s): Lorrae Ward, Nola Purdie (Australian Council for Educational Research), Earl Irving, Bronwyn Weston, Cole Armstrong, Micheal King, and Adelle Henderson

Date Published: February 2009

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