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TELA Laptops Scheme School Survey 2013

This report outlines the results of the TELA Laptops Scheme School Survey for 2013. This survey was conducted in order to determine whether the current products offered by the TELA Scheme are meeting user needs and to examine the quality of support services schools receive from Telecom Rental.

Author(s): Emanuel Kalafatelis, Katrina Magill and Hayley Stirling, Research New Zealand.

Date Published: July 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

International Capabilities: A summary report for schools

This a summary report for schools, drawn from research and analysis by the Ministry of Education and an explorative study completed by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research into international capabilities for students in New Zealand schools.

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

Date Published: July 2014

PISA 2012: New Zealand financial literacy report

The results of PISA 2012 were released internationally in December 2013, and New Zealand students’ achievement declined in all three domains of the study – mathematics, reading and science.

The OECD international release of financial literacy results is scheduled for the 9th July 2014. To coincide with this release, the Ministry has undertaken an in-depth analysis of financial literacy in New Zealand.

This report looks at New Zealand achievement in an international context, the relationship between financial literacy and student background such as gender, ethnicity, immigrant status, language spoken at home, and economic, social and cultural status, as well as students’ own experience with money.

Author(s): Lynne Whitney, Steve May and Michelle Lamy, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: July 2014

Vocational Pathways Update 2014: Successes, challenges, next steps

This report summarises activities and observations since the release of the Vocational Pathways in April 2013. This report has been prepared by the Ministry of Education, in consultation with the Industry Training Federation as 'co-authors' of the Vocational Pathways. We note:

  • Key resources have been developed to support the Vocational Pathways.
  • Marketing and communications activity has intensified.
  • Issues and concerns raised by stakeholders have been identified and addressed.
  • Recommended future work is outlined.

Author(s): Ministry of Education and Industry Training Federation.

Date Published: June 2014

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

2013 Annual Evaluation Report for the Teach First NZ programme pilot delivered in partnership with the University of Auckland

This evaluation’s main purpose is to understand how well the programme has been implemented and to what extent it has achieved its objectives. The key evaluation questions are:

  1. How well (effectively and efficiently) has the programme been implemented?
  2. To what extent has the programme achieved its overall outcomes and objectives?

To answer the evaluation questions the evaluators developed a set of evaluation criteria in consultation with the Ministry and the Teach First NZ partnership. Our key findings are provided for each of the evaluation questions in relation to these criteria.

Author(s): Jenny Whatman, Marie Cameron, Liesje Stevens and Lorraine Spiller, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: June 2014

PB4L School-wide Evaluation: Preliminary findings

This report presents indicative findings from the first phase of an evaluation of Positive Behaviour for Learning: School-Wide (PB4L: School-Wide). The report discusses the implementation and short-term shifts for schools that began PB4L: School-Wide in 2010/11. The findings suggest that overall, PB4L: School-Wide is well-regarded in participating schools and is linked to a wide range of changes for schools, teachers, and students.

Author(s): Sally Boyd, Rachel Dingle and Nicole Herdina, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: June 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

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

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