Publications

  • "It's who we are" Stories of practice and change from PB4L School-Wide Schools

    This report summarises the findings from case studies of seven schools that are part of the Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide (PB4L-SW) initiative. Schools were selected for their effective practice. In this report, commonalities and differences in practice are summarised, and key themes are illustrated by short narratives from the schools. The report also discusses the contribution PB4L-SW is making towards change at the schools. The main audiences for this report are schools and Ministry of Education staff who provide support and training to schools.

    Author(s): Sally Boyd, Alex Hotere-Barnes, Lesieli Tongati’o, and Jo MacDonald, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

    Date Published: June 2015

  • Profile and Trends 2014: New Zealand's Annual Tertiary Education Enrolments [Part 1 of 6]

    This is edition 17 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile and Trends 2014: New Zealand's Annual Tertiary Education Enrolments is the first of six new annual reports that, together, constitute Ministry of Education's annual publication Profile and Trends: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector.

    The key findings of New Zealand's Annual Tertiary Enrolments for 2014 were:

    • 418,000 students were enrolled in formal study programmes in 2014, including 53,900 international students.
    • Enrolment numbers increased from 2013 to 2014 for domestic students aged 18 to 19 years, while they remained stable for 20 to 24 year-olds and declined for students aged 25 years and over.
    • Tertiary education participation rate has been increasing among the ethnic groups for bachelors and postgraduate qualifications and decreasing for non-degree qualifications.
    • Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

      Date Published: June 2015

  • Wānangatia te Putanga Tauira
    National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement: Health and Physical Education 2013

    In 2013 the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) assessed student achievement in two learning areas of the NZC – health and physical education, and mathematics and statistics. This report focuses on health and physical education. Physical Education is referred to as ‘PE’ in tables and graphs, and the titles of tables and graphs.

    Author(s): Education Assessment Research Unit and New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

    Date Published: May 2015

  • Wānangatia te Putanga Tauira
    National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement: Mathematics and Statistics 2013

    In 2013, the dual focus for the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) was mathematics and statistics, and health and physical education. A nationally representative sample of approximately 2000 students at Year 4 and Year 8 took group-administered paper-and-pencil assessments in mathematics and statistics, and responded to questions about their attitudes, learning experiences and support for learning. A sub-sample of approximately 800 students at each of these year levels, also took part in individual assessments focussed on aspects of learning in mathematics and statistics.

    Author(s): Education Assessment Research Unit and New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

    Date Published: May 2015

  • National Standards School Sample Monitoring & Evaluation Project 2010-2013

    This report outlines findings from information collected in 2013 and describes trends observed over the four years of implementation to date. Five types of data were collected at two time points. Copies of schools’ 2013 student achievement targets and 2012 analysis of variance reports were collected in the middle of the year. At the end of the year, Overall Teacher Judgments (OTJs) in reading, writing, and mathematics were collected for all students, and judgements from the PaCT mathematics national trial were collected for a sample of students. Copies of end-of-year reports to parents, families and whānau were obtained, and an online survey of principals was conducted.

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

    Date Published: May 2015

  • Updating the Adult and Literacy Life Skills Survey: Estimating change in skills distribution since 2006

    This paper firstly estimates the effect of population changes since 2006 on the skills distribution of the population. This provides a new estimate of the results of the ALL survey taking account of population changes since 2006 This will aid understanding of how much of the change between ALL and PIAAC is likely to be due to the changing characteristics of the population.

    Secondly, the paper estimates the reach of adult literacy and numeracy programmes by skills levels in the adult population. This will help us assess the effects we might expect these programme to have on the overall skills distribution of the population.

    Author(s): David Earle, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: May 2015

  • A Comparison of Delivery Costs and Tertiary Education Funding by Field of Study: Results and Methodology

    This paper outlines the approach taken by the Ministry of Education to identify areas of potential tuition subsidy under- or over-funding, its limitations, and the key results. It also discusses how this analysis has informed tertiary education policy advice, and the Government's decisions to increase tuition subsidy rates in targeted areas.

    Author(s): Scott Connew, Marny Dickson and Warren Smart, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: May 2015

  • 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

  • What we get for what we spend: Inputs, outputs and outcomes of the Government's tertiary education expenditure 2004-2013

    This report synthesises the inputs, outputs and outcomes of the Government's tertiary education expenditure over the period 2004 to 2013 in five key funds. In total, these funds distributed over $4 billion to providers and students in 2013

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

    Date Published: April 2015

  • What is a Managed Apprenticeship?

    This paper describes an investigation into apprenticeship-type training programmes offered by tertiary education institutions.

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

    Date Published: March 2015

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