Walking in Step - Tertiary education providers and their stakeholders - a path to collaborative communication

A key facts summary of the research study called Tertiary Education Providers and their Stakeholders. The research described in this note looks at how much contact there is between the tertiary education sector and its stakeholders and how good it is at producing results.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort

Date Published: April 2006

Was it worth it? Do low-income New Zealand student loan borrowers increase their income after studying for a tertiary qualification?

This report looks at student loan borrowers living in New Zealand 20 to 50 years of age with pre-study incomes below the student loan repayment threshold.

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

Date Published: June 2014

Whaia te iti Kahurangi: NZCER Evaluation

NZCER was contracted by the partners in Whaia te iti Kahurangi (Te Runanga o Ngati Porou and the Ministry of Education) to undertake a formative evaluation of the initiative. Whaia te iti Kahurangi (WTIK) is aimed at improving student achievement in Ngati Porou East Coast schools. The evaluation found that significant progress had been made.

Author(s): Cathy Wylie and Vyletta Arago-Kemp

Date Published: 2004

Whanau Toko I Te Ora: A Parenting Skills Programme

The Māori Women's Welfare League undertakes a parent support & development programme: Whanau Toko i te Ora. This is an evaluation of the progress of whanau moving though the programme. It involves an overall account, based on the database held at the Māori Women's Welfare League; and includes the write up of 16 case study interviews.

Author(s): Ian Livingstone, Chartwell Consulants for the Māori Women's Welfare League.

Date Published: January 2002

What determines the research performance of staff in New Zealand’s tertiary education sector?

This report applies statistical modelling to the results of the 2003 Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluation. It provides interesting new information on the performance of PBRF-eligible staff across a variety of characteristics such as gender, ethnic group and position.

Author(s): Warren Smart

Date Published: November 2005

What do international rankings tell us about the performance of New Zealand universities?

This report analysed the data behind the Annual Rankings of World Universities Top 500 and Times Higher Education Supplement Top 200 university rankings to see what they can tell us about the performance of New Zealand universities.

Author(s): Dr Warren Smart, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting Division [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: March 2010

What do men and women earn after their tertiary education?

This paper looks at the relationship between young peoples’ tertiary education qualifications and their employment and earnings once they finish their tertiary study. It has a particular focus on differences in the post-study earnings between males and females, using the Employment Outcomes of Tertiary Education (EOTE) dataset.

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

Date Published: September 2011

What do students earn after their tertiary education?

This report looks at the group of nearly 30,000 young domestic students who last enrolled in a tertiary education provider in 2003, and examines the influence of their tertiary education on their earnings in the first year following study and three years post-study.

Author(s): David Scott, Ministry of Education and Statistics New Zealand

Date Published: September 2009

What factors impact on graduates' earnings three years post-study?

This report looks at the post-study earnings of those who borrowed through the Student Loan Scheme. It looks at the earnings of people three years after they left study. The analysis provides new information on the extent of change in the earnings of graduates who studied at different qualification levels.

Author(s): Bhaskaran Nair

Date Published: December 2006

What factors make a difference to getting a degree in New Zealand?

This report looks at some of the factors that make a difference to one's chances of getting a bachelors degree in New Zealand.

Author(s): David Scott and Warren Smart

Date Published: October 2005

What makes a student travel for tertiary study?

This report looks at the mobility of tertiary students in terms of the distances they travel to undertake their tertiary studies. The report provides new information on how far students travel and the reasons behind students’ decisions to travel for tertiary study.

Author(s): Scott Ussher

Date Published: September 2006

What makes for effective teacher professional development in ICT?

Since 1999, the Ministry of Education has provided funding for clusters of schools to develop three year ICT professional development programmes for their teachers. 23 clusters were initially approved in 1999. This evaluation of the initial clusters between 1999 and 2001 focused on:

  • assessing the ingredients for successful cluster models of ICT teacher professional development;
  • the effects of the professional development on classroom teaching and student learning;
  • wider school effects of the professional development such as planning and administration.

Author(s): Vince Ham, with Alison Gilmore, Annelise Kachelhoffer, Donna Morrow, Peter Moeau and Derek Wenmoth, Christchurch College of Education.

Date Published: 2002

What we get for what we spend: outputs and outcomes of the Government's tertiary education expenditure 2006-2010

This report synthesises the inputs, outputs and outcomes of the Government's tertiary education expenditure over the period 2006 to 2010 in eight key funds. In total, these funds distributed around $4.6 billion to providers and students in 2010.

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

Date Published: February 2012

What young graduates do when they leave study

This report focuses on the destinations of young domestic graduates. It complements our recent publication 'What young graduates earn when they leave study' which looks at the earnings of young graduates who remain in New Zealand. In this report, we focus on differences in what graduates do rather than what they earn after they complete their studies. We look not only at those who remain in New Zealand but also those who go overseas.

We also investigate whether trends in what graduates do after they complete their studies have changed in the last eight years or not (looking in detail at cohorts who graduated in 2003 to 2010). Comparing current figures to these historical ones finds that overseas rates have changed little over the past eight years, but employment, benefit and further study rates have changed, particularly during the recent global financial crisis.

This page includes two downloadable excel spreadsheets. These show results for young domestic graduates who complete qualifications at different levels and in different fields of study.

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

Date Published: June 2014

What young graduates earn when they leave study

This report looks at the outcomes for young people who complete a qualification in the New Zealand tertiary education system. It looks at differences in incomes for different types of qualifications. The information in this report can help young people as they make decisions about what to study.

The data on earnings and destinations updates two previous reports: 'Moving on up' and 'Looking at the employment outcomes of tertiary education'. The data is also available in a query tool 'Compare Study Options' on the Careers New Zealand website. This page also includes two downloadable excel spreadsheets that contain the underlying data.

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

Date Published: May 2014

Who doesn't pay back - The characteristics of borrowers who make no progress in reducing their student loans

This paper explores the characteristics of borrowers who have not made any progress in reducing their student loan balances. The paper complements a related paper, Paying off a student loan, which explores the progress to full repayment for Student Loan Scheme borrowers.

Author(s): Roger Smyth and Jamie Hyatt

Date Published: August 2005

Wylie Review of Special Education 2000: Picking up the pieces

Early in 2000, the Government asked Dr Cathy Wylie, who is an educationalist and a researcher, to undertake a review of aspects of special education policy, SE2000. The review involved extensive consultation with schools, parents, other educators, disability organisations and providers. More than 1,000 submissions were received and Dr Wylie's review was released in August 2000.

Author(s): Dr Cathy Wylie

Date Published: August 2000

Wānangatia te Putanga Tauira
National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA)

NMSSA is an annual programme to assess and understand student achievement across the curriculum in years 4 and 8 in English-medium schools.

The study has built on and extended the design of the previous National Education Monitoring Project (NEMP), which was conducted between 1995 and 2010. NMSSA incorporates more advanced psychometrics for reporting student achievement and exploring factors associated with that achievement.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

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